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Photoplay Magazine for January, 1931 

Pink tooth brush 

Time to 
call a halt 
on that / 

IT'S no joke, at any age, to find a trace of "pink" upon 
your tooth brush. For it always means that your gums 
are soft . . . "touchy" . . . inclined to bleed; and it some- 
times means that gingivitis, Vincent's disease or even 
pyorrhea are on the way. 

Tender, soft foods, hurried eating and too little chewing 
are the principal causes of weak, tender gums. A slight 
bleeding warns you that more serious infections may be 
getting a foothold, and that unless you get after the trouble 
promptly, you may run the risk of losing the whitest and, 
outwardly, the soundest teeth ! 

Strengthen your gums with Ipana and massage 

So protect your gums, with Ipana and massage, when and 
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Thousands of dentists recommend this healthy habit. 
They know the good it does. For Ipana contains ziratol, a 
preparation professionally well-known for its efficacy in 
toning and stimulating tender gum tissue. 

Massage with Ipana keeps gums firm and sound. It puts 
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You'll like Ipana. You'll like its taste, and the delight- 
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Photoplay Magazine for January, 1931 


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Vol. XXXIX No. 2 

JAMES R. QUIRK, Editor and Publisher 

January, 1931 

Leonard Hall, Managing Editor 

Winners of Photoplay 
Magazine Gold Medal for 
the best picture of the year 

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Information and 


Brickbats and Bouquets 6 

Friendly Advice on Girls' Problems 16 

Hollywood Menus 91 

Questions and Answers 92 

These New Faces 103 

Addresses of the Stars 125 

Casts of Current Photoplays 126 

High- Lights of This Issue 

Close-Ups and Long-Shots James R. Quirk 29 

"Quit Pickin' on Me!" says Clara Bow Paul Jam's 32 

"He's Getting Too Old For Me!" 36 

"She Just Steals Every Picture" 37 

Chatterton and Barrymore Lead the 

Screen in 1930 Leonard Hall 38 

She Eats and Tells! Katlterine Albert 40 

News ! — Views ! — Gossi p ! — 

of Stars and Studios Cal York 42 

Hollywood's Only Contented Man Rosalind Shaffer 48 

They Hitch Their Wagons to Stars Robert Fender 7> \ 

Here Are $5,000 Contest Winners 56 

Mary Pickford Denies All ! Katlterine Albert 60 

Whose Baby Are You? 70 

Be Careful of Your Colors H. M. K. Smith 71 

Amos 'n' Andy Go Hollywood Sara Hamilton 78 

The Stage Kids the Screen 88 

Studio Rambles Frances Kish 128 

Photoplay's Famous Reviews 

Brief Reviews of Current Pictures 8 

The Shadow Stage 50 

Short Subjects of the Month 121 


Wedding Bells! 31 

Ex-Millionaire Tom Kent 35 

Gone — Another Ingenue Miriam Hughes 41 

A Great Trouper Comes to Town Elaine Ogden 59 

"Willy" to His Mother Marquis Busby 65 

Gr-r-r-r-r ! Harry Lang 66 

Hell's Angel Leonard Hall 69 

John Boles Confesses Harry Lang 73 

Mr. Brook Hates Tea Michael Woodward 77 

By Time and Tears Janet French 81 

Welcome Home, Clara! Dolores Foster 82 

Short Stories 

Go West, Young Love ! Beth Brown 46 

The Morality Clause Sada Cowan 67 

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Brickbats &f Bouquets 

The $25 Letter 

Syracuse, N. Y. 

TTO whomever is concerned with censor- 

*■ ship, I beg to suggest that it is the press 

which needs restraint and not the pictures. 

Our American audiences are essentially 
the only censors needed as far as morals are 
concerned. They respond consistently to 
the best and most worthy productions. Not 
even lurid box-office titles can do much for 
vulgar or insipid pictures. 

Newspapers, however, delight to front- 
page any unfortunate sequence in the life 
of any movie star — the brighter, the 
quicker ! Daily instances of generosity, loy- 
alty and decency among the movie colony 
are passed up by the yellow sheet. But let 
some actor who has worked hard and won 
a place in popular favor make one error in 
judgment and it is hot news. We can al- 
ways "see by the papers." 

Let us judge men and women of the 
screen by their performances on the screen, 
and not by their private lives. 

E. D. Russell 

The 810 Letter 

Boston, Mass. 

T\ THAT is wrong with the fans, always 
** complaining about the talkies? The 
talkies are only three years old and they're 
improving all the time. Prohibition is thir- 
teen years old and it hasn't improved a 
particle. Think it over. 

Catherine Finn 

The 85 Letter 

Albany, N. Y. 

THHRE is too much talking in the 

You Fans Are the 
Re al Critics 

PHOTOPLAY Gives Twenty-Five, 

Ten and Five Dollar Prires for the 

Best Letters 

Just plain spiteful letters won't be printed, for we want 
to be helpful when we can. Don't write more than 200 
words, and if you are not willing to have your name 
and city of residence attached, please don't write. 
Address Brickbats & Bouquets, Photoplay, 221 West 
57th Street, New York City. We reserve the right 
to cut letters to suit our space limitations. Come on in 
and speak your mind! 

Fun Is Fun 

Little Rock, Ark. 

T AM pleading most earnestly for more 
■*■ pictures with sad and tragic endings. 

I suppose I am old-fashioned but the sort 
of picture in which the heroine is very deli- 
cate and is more sinned against than sin- 
ning, and succumbs in the end to some fear- 
ful disease with a repentant lover at her 
bedside, appeals to me as nothing else pos- 
sibly could. 

Marie Sinico 

A Prophecy 

Evanston, 111. 

""THERE'S learnin' in the movies. 
*■ Coming from Kansas to Chicago, I 
expected to be bewildered by the city, but 
no, it's just like the pictured city life, and 
the talkies have interpreted the sounds so 
that they seem quite natural. 

The diction of the actors is doing much 
to generalize speech throughout the coun- 
try. It is my prediction that within a few 
years there will be no more provincial types 
of speech. 

Lloyd Benefiel 




M CHEVALIER, Wallace Beery 
nearly tied your score this month. 
•Wallace Beery in "The Big 
House" swept way in the lead with raves 
over a single individual performance. 
But Chevalier's still the national honey- 
boy and the fans are howling for more 
songs from him. 

The Siren Swede remains First Lady 
of the Films. Miss Garbo's bouquets 
were never bigger, more fragrant, more 
numerous. And second? Somebody 
new. The beautiful, blonde Ann 

The pictures which provoked the 
most comments were "The Big House" 
and "All Quiet on the Western Front." 
The fans want substantial stories. 

And now, prepare for shock. The 
fans have changed their minds about the 
poor old theme song. They're actually 
asking for musicals. Ah, but they 
specify that singers shall do the singing. 

Philadelphia Surrenders! 

Philadelphia, Penna. 

BROOK and Chatterton are billed as the 
stars of "Anybody's Woman." But the 
real star is Paul Lukas. I could hear com- 
ments from people in the theater and, be- 
lieve me, they were all falling for Paul 
Lukas — myself included. 

Ellen W. White 

It's Real Blonde, Anyway 

Brewer, Maine 

ANN HARDING'S acting in "Holiday" 
is superb. But why the quaint coif- 
fure? The coil on the nape of her neck 
looked hard as a brick and quite as fetching 
as a real brick would look poised at that 

R. Arline Wray 

Skittish Marquise 

Rockville, Md. 

I WAS disappointed in Gloria Swanson 
in her last picture — "What a Widow!" 
She is too dignified for such silly acting. 
Sadie Wisner 


Budapest, Hungary 

HOW can it be written that Chevalier 
has shared his throne with Tibbett? 
Yes, I know Tibbett is a king in the movies. 
But what's a king to a god? 

L. Ecker 

Just an Old Hollywood 


Wilmington, N. C. 

WHY spoil all the best scenes by having 
an orchestra burst forth and help the 
star sing the theme song? 

Oh, of course, it is perfectly natural for 
the star to be accompanied by a full sym- 
phony orchestra while he, or she, sings in 
the bathtub. What could be more natural? 

Lois Ward 
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Photoplay Magazine fob January, l ( J3i 

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Old Vienna — §ay, charming — capital of glorious romance? the 

inspiration of artists and tne home of love and youth! 

I hrough its eventful years echoes tne story of a great love 

that enriches each generation with its enduring heauty. 

Old times, rich with remembrance. .. mirrored again 

in the new life of today. Beauty that never 

dies; love that lives on forever, each growing 

more beautilul as the long years pass. 

\ iennese \ights is the original creation of 

Sigmutnl Romberg ana Oscar rlatnmcrstein II. 

It was written especially for the \ itajihone 

and is filmed entirely in Technicolor. 

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• ABRAHAM LINCOLN— United Artists.— D. 
\V. Griffith lias painted the great humanity of a 
great man with a master touch. Walter Huston is 
a majestic Lincoln. (Oct.) 

ADIOS — First National. — Richard Barthelmcss as 
an earlv California Robin Hood. Colorful and charm- 
ing. You'll like it. (Dec.) 

AFRICA SPEAKS — Columbia. — Interesting trav- 
■logue with animal thrills, considerably dramatized. 
3ut it has a kick. (Dec.) 

ALONG CAME YOUTH— Paramount.— Just a 
light Charles (Buddy) Rogers picture, with laughs 
from Stuart Erwin. Nobody sings, anyway. And 
that's something. (Dec.) 

ANIMAL CRACKERS— Paramount.— The Four 
Marx Brothers, who scored in "The Cocoanuts," turn 
another of their musical shows into a talkie comedy, 
and click again. (Oct.) 

ANYBODY'S WOMAN— Paramount.— Ruth 
Chatterton as a hard-boiled burlesque queen. The 
story misses greatness, but the Chatterton- Brook team 
is well worth your money. (Oct.) 

ARE YOU THERE? — Fox. — Beatrice Lillie, 
comedy queen of London, tries hard to be funny as 
a lady detective, but she never quite clicks. Bee 
isn't there, nor is her picture. (Nov.) 

ARIZONA KID, THE— Fox.— Warner Baxter 
follows "In Old Arizona'' with another fine perform- 
ance and an excellent picture. (July) 

ATLANTIC— British International.— English dia- 
logue may bore you, but the melodrama must have 
been based on the Titanic catastrophe and it affords 
some creditable sea thrills. (Dec.) 

BACK PAY— First National.— Too bad it doesn't 
leave us with pleasanter memories to mark Corinne 
Griffith's retirement from the screen. (Aug.) 

BAD MAN, THE— First National.— Walter Hus- 
ton swaggers through this, making it good entertain- 
ment. (A ug.) 

BIG BOY — Warners. — Al Jolson, mostly in 
blackface, sings generously and cracks funny gags. 
Race-track intrigue made into comedy. (Sept.) 

BIG FIGHT, THE— Sono Art— James Cruze.— 
Amusing enough. Lola Lane and Guinn Williams, 
but Stcpin Fetchit almost shuffles off with the show. 

• BIG HOUSE, THE— M-G-M.— Inspired by 
real life stories of prison riots and intelligently 
1 roduced. Chester Morris and Robert Montgomery 
outstanding. (Aug.) 

• BIG POND, THE— Paramount.— Chevalier 
clicks again! See him as a poor but romantic 
Frenchman trying to make good in an American 
chewing gum factory. Claudette Colbert, and some 
typical Chevalier songs. (July) 

• BIG TRAIL, THE— Fox.— Now, here's an 
epic! Buffalo hunt, Indians, thrills, pictorial 
beauty. Raoul Walsh's supreme directorial achieve- 
ment. Greater than "The Covered Wagon." John 
Wayne, newcomer, moves right into the star class. 

• BILLY THE KID— M-G-M— Johnny Mack 
Brown gives the show of his life as the boy out- 
law. Not history. But who wants history/ The 
movie's a pip. (Dec.) 

BORDER LEGION, THE— Paramount.— Jack 
Holt, Dick Arlen. hay Wray and Eugene Pallette in a 
Zanc Grey thriller. (July) 

BORDER ROMANCE— Tiffany Prod.— Worth- 
while only because the little Mexican minx, Armida, 
stars. (Aug.) 

BORN RECKLESS— Fox.— Maybe the fear of 

irahip took the thrill out of this gangster him 

made from the exciting best seller, "Louis Beretti.' 

Eddie I. owe. Lee Tracy and Catherine Dale Owen. 


Brief Reviews of 

Current Pictures 

Photoplays not otherwise designated are All Talkie 

-fc Indicates that photoplay was named as one 
of the best upon its month of review 

Sophisticated comedy, cleverly acted by Betty Comp- 
son and Ian Keith. A few dull moments but many de- 
lightful ones, subtly naughty. (Dec.) 

— Sumptuously mounted, Technicolored operetta, but 
; low-paced. (Aug.) 

BRIGHT LIGHTS— First National.— All-Techni- 
color musical extravaganza. You'll like Dorothy 
Mackaill and Frank Fay. (Aug.) 

• CALL OF THE FLESH— M-G-M— (Reviewed 
under the title "The Singer of Seville") — Ro- 
mantic story tailored to Ramon Novarro's talents. 
Ramon sings and acts with charm and Dorothy 
Jordan is delightful. (Sept.) 

CAPTAIN APPLEJACK— Warners.— All in fun 
— and what fun! A blase young man finds adventure 
among the pirates. Heavy loving between John 
Halliday and Kay Strozzi, with Mary Brian as the 
nice girl. (Nov.) 

CAPTAIN THUNDER— Warners.— A romantic 
bandit rights some wrongs. You know the plot, 
but it's still a lot of fun. Victor Varconi is the dash- 
ing Captain and Fay Wray airs her cute Spanish 
accent. ( Nov.) 

$5,000 Prize 

A complete list of the 70 who 
divide Photoplay's annual Cut 
Picture Puzzle cash award, to- 
gether with photographs of the 
five major winners and their 
entries, appears on Page 56, this 

Photoplay has distributed in 
prizes in seven years $35,000. 
And during these years hundreds 
of this magazine's readers have 
received extra cash to brighten 
their Christmas holidays. 

Watch for the announcement of 
this contest for 1931! It's 
worth it! 

CAT CREEPS, THE — Universal.— Your old 
friend. "The Cat and the Canary," now a talkie. 
Shivers and thrills! A wow scare-movie. Neil Hamil- 
ton leads a great cast. (Dec.) 

tures. — Amos n' Andy materialize on the 
screen, with Kingfish and the Fresh Air Taxi! Dis 
am entertainment! (Dec.) 

CHEER UP AND SMILE— Fox.— Good comedy 
drama, with Arthur Lake, Dixie Lee and the vampish 

COLLEGE LOVERS— First National.— The old 
football stuff, even if the hero doesn't make a last 
minute touchdown. Jack Whiting and Marian Nixon 
are the lovers. (Nov.) 

COMMON CLAY— Fox.— Interesting dramatic 
talkie from the old stage play, with a "Madame X" 
type of plot. Constance Bennett stars. (Sept.) 

CONSPIRACY— Radio Pictures.— Bessie Love's 
talents are lost in this. Reminds us of the senior 
class play! (Sept.) 

DANCING SWEETIES — Warners. — Grant 
Withers and Sue Carol in a story of that much dis- 
cussed "first year" of marriage. (July) 

DANGER LIGHTS— Radio Pictures.— You'll be 
all over the seat during the wild ride into Chicago, 
with Robert Armstrong at the throttle and Louis Wol- 
heim dying in a coach behind. (Oct.) 

Proving that mere "cuteness" doesn't make a picture. 
This one needs a story. Helen Kane is Nan. (Sept.) 

• DAWN PATROL. THE— First National.— 
Nary a woman in this. Barthelmess, Doug, 
Jr., and Neil Hamilton in powerful war picture with 
thrills a-plenty 1 (Sept.) 

DERELICT— Paramount. — Big Boy Bancroft and 
William (stage) Boyd fight a grand fight. And there 
are lots of storms at sea. Why sorry about the 

• DEVIL'S HOLIDAY, THE— Paramount.— 
Nancy Carroll in emotional drama, giving the 
best performance of her career ! Directed by Edmund 
Goulding, who made "The Trespasser." (July) 

DEVIL WITH WOMEN, A — Fox — (Reviewed 
under the title "On the Make ")— A McLaglen formula 
picture, with Vic the usual swaggering, lovable 
bully. Mona Maris is lovely. (Sept.) 

Heigh ho, the husband and wife quarrel and make up! 
Lew Cody is the only bright spot. (Dec.) 

DIXIANA — Radio Pictures. — Everett Marshall 
:rom the Metropolitan Opera adds voice and person- 
ality to a charming operetta. Bebe Daniels at her 
best. (A ug.) 

DOORWAY TO HELL, THE— Warners.— Lew 

Ayres as a gangster with a Napoleonic complex. 
Lew is great. The picture's pretty good. (Nov.) 

DOUGH BOYS— M-G-M— An evening of laughs. 
Sad-faced Buster Keaton wanders through some of 
the funniest gags ever. (Oct.) 


Artists. — Passion? Well, hardly. Norma Talmadge 
gives a hint of her old fire, but loses in the fight 
against long, artificial speeches. Conrad Nagel and 
William Farnum are excellent. (Nov.) 

DUMBBELLS IN ERMINE— Warners.— Prize- 
fights and love. Robert Armstrong, Jimmy Gleason, 
and Beryl Mercer. Lots of fun. 04 ug.) 

EAST IS WEST— Universal.— Lupe Velez plays 
Ming Toy. Edward G. Robinson isChinalcncn Charlie. 
They should have made the old play convincing, but 
something went wrong. (Dec.) 

EXTRAVAGANCE — Tiffany Productions. — Fash- 
ions and passions blended in a display that will make 
the audience gasp. Don't take Junior. (Dec.) 

EYES OF THE WORLD— United Artists.— This 
Harold Bell Wright standby, in its talkie dress, is 
cumbersome movie stuff. (Oct.) 

FALL GUY, THE— Radio Pictures.— Jack Mul- 
hall and Mae Clarke in a simple little story about an 
out-of-work husband. (July) 

• FATHER'S SON— First National.— A simple 
story, fine and human. Lewis Stone. Irene 
Rich. Leon Janney. Here are actors — and a notable 
film. (Dec.) 

• FEET FIRST— Paramount. — Harold Lloyd 
rings the bell again — with both feet. You'll 
shriek and squeal. (Dec.) 

FLIRTING WIDOW. THE— First National. — 
Dorothy Mackaill scores a bull's-eye in this clever 
comedy, in a part that suits her to a couple of T's. 


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New laws for love... the sky swarming with 
'planes... a giant rocket shot to Mars... 
El Brendel a riotous stowaway... LooLoo, 
Queen of Mars, throwing a sky party for 
the rocketeers. JUST IMAGINE Broadway in 


New York gone futuristic... a towering 
tangle of pinnacles, viaducts, bridges... and 
what fashions in dress... JUST IMAGINE 
an amazing spectacular musical production 
with story and song by those masters of 
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Brief Reviews of Current Pictures 


Marion Davics as one of the original Florodora 
Girls. Gags, costumes and atmosphere of the Gay 
'yO's make this a riot of fun. {July) 

FOLLOW THE LEADER— Paramount.— Ed 
Wynn's a howl in this dandy transcription of In 
hit. "Manhattan Mary." A musical comedy, but 
it's a honey. (Dec.) 

FOLLOW THRU— Paramount.— All-Technicolor 
golf musical comedy, and all good, fast entertain- 
ment. Nancy Carroll and Charles Rogers. (Sept.) 

FOR THE DEFENSE— Paramount.— Bill Powell 
as a criminal lawyer who lets love interfere with busi- 
ness and lands in prison. Kay Krancis the girl who 
waits for him. Good. (.Sept.) 

FOUND — Ralph P. King Productions. — Australia 
Sponsored this travel film. It's excellent, except for a 
goofy ending. (Dec.) 


By now the singie-talkie revues have lost their 
novelty. Comedy, fair songs, and a bit of a love 
story. (July) 

FURIES. THE— First National.— Murder in the 
smart set. Weighty and wordy, yet fairly interesting. 
H. B. Warner, Lois Wilson and Natalie Moorehead. 

tional. — Ann Harding gives zest to the old Belasco 
drama. Fine support and a surprise finale. (A ug.) 

GOING WILD — First National. — Remember 
Doug MacLean in "Going Up"? This is a revival, 
with Joe E. Brown as the funny fellow who is mis- 
taken for an aviator. Some laughs and some dull 
spots. (Nov.) 

GOLDEN DAWN— Warners.— Vivienne Segal in 
all-Technicolor operetta. Dull. (Oct.) 

GOOD INTENTIONS— Fox— Crave excite- 
ment? See Eddie Lowe as a master-crook in love with 
a high-society lass. (.4 ug.) 

GOOD NEWS— M-G-M.— College run rampant, 
and set to music. Bessie Love, Stanley Smith and 
Lola Lane. (Aug.) 

GORILLA, THE— First National.— A goodish 
enough thriller — but it's been dolefully slowed down 
for the screen. Frisco, Broadway funnyman, is less 
funny than usual. (Nov.) 

• GRUMPY — Paramount. — Grand entertain- 
ment. Cyril Maude's screen debut, in his fa- 
mous stage portrayal of a lovable old crab. (Aug.) 

• HALF SHOT AT SUNRISE— Radio Pictures. 
— Who said "depression"? Go A W O L with 
Wheeler and Woolsey in Paris. The most rollicking 
nonsense ever devised. (Nov.) 

HEADS UP— Paramount.— Charles (Ex-Buddy) 
Rogers in a pleasant little musical comedy about a 
dashing coast guardsman. Not historic — except iliat 
Buddy smokes his first cigarette! (Dec.) 

HE KNEW WOMEN— Radio Pictures.— Lowell 
Sherman and Alice Joyce in a photographed play. 
"Ill- Second Man." Good for some sophisticated 
chuckles. (July) 

HELL'S ANGELS— Caddo Prod.— Three years 
and $4,000,000 were invested in this. Worth seeing — 
hut $4,000,000 worth? (Aug.) 

HELL'S ISLAND— Columbia.— The Jack Holt- 
Ralph Graves team turns out a slam-bang picture of 
love, hate and friendship in the Foreign Legion. 

• HER MAN— Pathe.— "He was her man. but 
he done her wrong" — Frankie and her erring 
Johnnie further immortalized on celluloid in the in- 
teresting persons of Helen Twelvetrees and Phillips 
Holmes. (Nov.) 

HER WEDDING NIGHT— Paramount.— Clara, 
the Bow, en negligee in Paris. Bedrooms and boy 
friends. Light, but quite cute. (Dec.) 

HIGH SOCIETY BLUES— Fox.— A musical 
romance, carried to fair success by the popular 
Gaynor-Farrell team. (July) 

• HOLIDAY— Pathe. — Ann Harding as a poor 
little rich girl, Mary Astor and a perfect cast 
make a splendid picture. (Aug.) 

HOT CURVES— Tiffany Prod.— Not what the 
title might indicate, unless you know your baseball 
vernacular. (A ug.) 

HOT HEIRESS. THE— First National.— A mil- 
lionaire's daughter on the make for a steel riveter, 
poor but virile. Loads of fun. Ben Lyon's the gent, 
and what a cutie is Ona Munson! (Dec.) 

INSIDE THE LINES— Radio Pictures.— Old style 
war stuff, with spies, secret service, trick Hindus, and 
a love in wartime theme. Betty Compson and Ralph 
Forbes. (Sept.) 

JAZZ CINDERELLA, THE— Chesterfield.— Poor 
girl captures rich boy. Myrna Loy and Jason Ro- 
bards do as well as they can, which isn't much. (Dec.) 

*JUST IMAGINE— Fox.— Life in 1980! Mad 
buffooner> . funny, ironic and different. El 
Brendel heads the dandy cast. Top entertainment. 

tions. — Sally O'Neil is the colleen. Save your monev. 

• KISMET — First National. — Distinguished 
Otis Skinner makes his talkie bow. Beautiful 
fantasy, but fantasy. (Dec.) 

LADIES IN LOVE— Hollywood Pictures, Inc.— 
Let's not talk about this one. (Aug.) 

• LADIES OF LEISURE— Columbia.— Bar- 
bara Stanwyck grand as a little party girl who 
falls for a serious young artist. Fine supporting cast. 
You mustn't miss it. (July) 

Ruth Chatterton in delicious light comedy, 
from the Lonsdale play, "The High Road." (July) 

LADY SURRENDERS, A— Universal.— Marital 
subtly and delightfully described by Conrad 
Nagel, Genevieve Tobin, Rose Hobart and Basil 
Rathbone. A charming picture. (Dec.) 

• LADY'S MORALS, A— M-G-M.— Introduc- 
ing Grace Moore, young and beautiful Metro- 
politan Opera prima donna. A lovely voice and a 
charming story, based on the life of Jenny Lind. 
Reginald Denny is fine opposite the star. (Dec.) 

LADY WHO DARED, THE— First National — 
Millie Dove in an aged and faltering story about a dip- 
lomat's wife who gets in a mess with blackmailers. 

LAST OF THE DUANES— Fox.— Even if you're 
not a "Western" fan you'll like this. George O'Brien 
stars. (Sept.) 

• LAUGHTER— Paramount.— Nancy Carroll 
and Fredric March in love — with a millionaire 
husband in the background. A bewitching picture. 
See it. (Dec.) 

LAWFUL LARCENY— Radio Pictures.— Bebe 
Daniels and Lowell Sherman in sophisticated melo- 
drama that you'll like. (Sept.) 

LEATHERNECKING— Radio Pictures.— An- 
other musical romance, but you'll roll with laughter 
while a rare cast of funsters do their stuff. (Oct.) 


Paramount. — The French version of "Slightly 
Scarlet," with M. Adolphe Menjou and Mile. Claud- 
ette Colbert in the leads. Made for the French, but 
interesting to Americans, too. (Nov.) 

LET'S GO NATIVE— Paramount.— Wonderful 
nonsense in this burlesque of the old shipwreck-on-a- 
desert-island theme. Jeanette MacDonald and Jack 
Oakie. (July) 

LET US BE GAY— M-G-M.— Norma Shearer in 
another swell sophisticated drama, with Marie Dress- 
ier, Gilbert Emery and Rod La Rocque. (A ug.) 

• LILIOM — Fox. — A fine picture marks the 
screen d£but of a striking young emotional 
actress. Rose Hobart. Charles Farrell is an engaging 
Liliom. but he never seems quite at home without 
his Janet. (Nov.) 

LITTLE ACCIDENT, THE— Universal.— The 
stage play was funny and a hit, and so is the talkie. 
Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., has a grand part. Anita 
Page plays feminine lead. (Sept.) 

LITTLE CAESAR— First National— Don't decide 
you're fed up on underworld movies before you've 
seen this one. It's worth it, thanks to brilliant work 
by Edward G. Robinson and Doug, Jr. (Dec.) 

LONE RIDER, THE— Columbia. — Slow-moving. 
Western. Best .work done by Buck Jones' horse. 
Silver. (Sept.) 

LONESOME TRAIL, THE— Syndicate Pictures, 
— Plenty of action in this Western. Charles Delaney 
is the hero and Virginia Brown Faire, the rancher's 
daughter. Kids will love it. (Nov.) 


Photoplays Reviewed in the Shadow Stage This Issue 

Save this magazine — refer to the criticisms before you pic\ out your evening's entertainment. Ma\e this your reference list. 


Bat Whispers, The — United Artists 50 

Big Money — Pathe 52 

Brothers — Columbia 112 

Charley's Aunt — Columbia 112 

Cohens and Kellys in Africa, The — 

Universal 53 

Concentratin' Kid, The — Universal. 113 
Costello Case — Sono Art- James Cruze 112 
Dich Hab' Ich Geliebt— AAFA-Tobis. .112 
Escape — Associated Radio Pictures .112 

Ex-Flame — Liberty Productions 113 

Fair Warning — Fox 112 

Flame of Love, The — British Interna- 
tional 113 

Headin' North— Tiffany Productions.. . 112 
Illicit— Warners 50 

Land of Missing Men, The — Tiffany 

Productions 113 

Last of the Lone Wolf — Columbia. 112 

Life of the Party, The — Warners 52 

Lightnin' — Fox 50 

Lion and the Lamb, The — Columbia . 112 
Loose Ends — British International . . . 113 

Murder — British International 112 

New Moon— M-G-M 51 

Oh, For a Man! — Fox 53 

Part Time Wife— Fox 112 

Passion Flower— M-G-M 52 

Pinchot's South Seas Cruise — Travel- 
Epics 112 

Renegades — Fox 52 


Scotland Yard — Fox 53 

Sea Legs — Paramount 53 

See America Thirst — Universal 112 

Sin Ship, The — Radio Pictures 53 

Sin Takes a Holiday— Pathe 51 

Suspense — British International 112 

Third Alarm, The— Tiffany Productions 112 

Tol'able David— Columbia 52 

Under Suspicion — Fox 112 

War Xurse— M-G-M 53 

Widow From Chicago, The — First 

Xational 52 

Within the Law— M-G-M 51 

Zwei Herzen Im 3-4 Takt — Associated 

Cinemas 112 

Short Subjects of the Month 122 


Photoplay MAGAZINE 1 or JANUARY, 1931 

I I 


v^vTVA tffcLfc^ 


\KTIE, architect, 

builder, pride of the 

family, yet h<: left her 

in the end. 



JENNY, timid, 
married to a 
man old enough 
to be her father. 

BEATTY, beau- 

tifttl.clfVIT.H 'till 

her own distorted 

ideas about lore 

and marriage. 


DANNY, blacksheep 
of the family, gang- 
ster, killer of his 
own sister. 

Helplessly MOTHERS CRY- 

"Why are my children so different? — All differ- 
ent from each other— all different from ME!" 

A mother dreams about her children. She plans , . . hut 
destiny disposes. Four children, four lives — one a builder 
— one a destroyer — one a wife — one an unwed mother. 
Hers the pain — and the joy. \ ours the opportunity to see 
the most daring, true-to-life story of the talking screen. 
It might be the life story of your neighbor, your dearest 
friend, your mother ... or perhaps — even your own! 


'f'itaphone" is the registered trademark of The \'i:aphonc Corporation. 

When you write to advertisers please mention PJIOTOPHaY MAGAZINE. 

a VITAPHONE (Picture 

Their Pet Vanities 

IF you tell a girl with beautiful 
eyes that she has beautiful eyes 
you'll get a polite, bored smile. 
But tell a girl with a snub nose 
that you think, snub noses are far 
more attractive than chiseled, classic 
profiles and you can have her tele- 
phone number for your little black 
book. (That is, if you want it!) 

Look at Bebe Daniels. Is she 
proud of having made one of the most 
remarkable come-backs in screen 
history? Sure she is. Go and tell 
her how much you liked her in "Rio 
Rita." She'll smile sweetly, clasp 
your hand warmly and thank you 

But tell her that you saw her at the 
vegetable market yesterday and that 
you have never before seen anybody 
order groceries with more finesse and 
knowledge of the subject and she'll 
beg you to take the wedding silver as 
a little token of her friendship. 

Bebe is doing all her own market- 
ing, and the words, ''We have some 
very nice carrots today, Mrs. Lyon, 
and how about a few pounds of 
spinach?'' are much more thrilling 
to her than the directorial sentence, 
"That was a great scene, Bebe." 

Consider Ruth Chatterton — the 
splendid technician, the stage actress 
who has become one of the most 
adored screen stars. Is she proud of 
being all these things? Certainly! 
But the achievement in which she 
delights most is the fact that she 
never sunburns! And Joan Craw- 
ford's private, pet vanity is the fact 
that she does sunburn, evenlv and 

THERE is hidden away in almost 
everybody's old subconscious a 
latent desire to write. You know 
how you feel when your second 
cousin says, "I always like to get a 
letter from Emily. She writes just 
like she talks. I can just see things 
when she writes about them." 

And that's how Janet Gaynor feels 
when her husband, Lydell Peck, tells 
her that the separation from her, 
when she was in Honolulu, was made 
bearable by the graphic manner in 
which she described everything she 
saw by letter. Her eyes light up with 
pride when she talks about it. She 
knows she was good in " 7th Heaven" 
— or she should by this time — but 
letter-writing is a real achievement. 

And Doug Fairbanks, Jr. — well, 
his screen career is his job. But 
Doug taps away at his typewriter 
whenever he has any minutes to 
spare, and he'd rather Joan would see 
a poem of his and like it than go to 
a preview of his latest picture. 

Sartorial achievement is a little 
vanity that doesn't leave the star 
untouched. Dick Barthelmess is 
not, in reality, the clothes type. He 
is short and stocky, and seldom does 
he wear smart clothes for his char- 


Her Pet Vanity? — 
She doesn't sunburn ! 

Last Minute News 

Mr. and Mrs. Nils Asther (Vivian 
Duncan i are said to be expecting a 
happy family event. They sail soon for 
Berlin. This splits up the Duncan 
sister team, for a decade one of the 
most famous in American show 

Thomas Meighan is coming back to 
pictures! The famous star will play 
a role in the Fox production of "Young 
Sinners." It's a character part. 

Edwina Booth, answering Mrs. 
Duncan Renaldo's alienation of affec- 
tions suit for $500,000, denies that she 
stole the actor's love while the two 
were on location in Africa with the 
"Trader Horn" company. 

Jeanette MacDonald, her Paramount 
contract up, has signed with Fox for a 
year. The beautiful blonde's first 
picture will be "All Women Are Bad," 
co-featured with Edmund Lowe. 

Bruce Rogers, younger brother of 
Charles, is off the Paramount payroll, 
after three months on the lot without a 
part. William Austin, English char- 
acter comic, is also through at Para- 

Doris Kenyon, widow of Milton Sills, 
starts a concert tour in January. She 
is a gifted singer of character numbers. 

Dolores Costello, wife of John Barry- 
more, has renounced the screen for 
home and baby. 

When Clara Bow was working at 
Paramount's Eastern studio, in Astoria, 
some Hollywood wag tacked this sign 
on her dressing room out there: "All 
Quiet on the Western Front." 

acterizations on the screen. But he 
never misses a chance to don a top 
hat and a tail coat in real life. Even 
when the occasion does not demand 
full dress, Dick will make an excuse 
to put on the high hat. 

And would you believe that big he- 
man, Vic McLaglen, is proud of his 
taste in socks and ties? He is un- 
happy if they don't match. He 
refuses to sit for even a head photo- 
graph unless every little dot on his 
tie matches every little dot on his 

Edmund Lowe is proud of the fact 
that he is called "the best dressed 
man in Hollywood." He has an 
enormous wardrobe. His clothes are 
London made and he reads all the 
magazines on smart masculine attire. 

NOT the ability to put on the 
most skilful make-up in Holly- 
wood or to play a thousand faces at 
the drop of a hat was Lon Chaney's 
pride. If you gave him even half a 
chance he would take you aside and 
show you his card to the stage-hands' 
union. He would add that he once 
drove a locomotive and owned an 
honorary card in the brotherhood of 
railroad trainmen. Of these he was 
most proud. 

Ann Harding delights in the fact 
that she does not look like an actress 
and that she is seldom recognized 
when she appears on the street. 

June Collyer is vain about the way 
she drives an automobile. She 
admits she's a swell driver and will 
never allow anyone else to handle her 

That he and Jobyna can cheat the 
carpenter and repair man out of 
many an honest penny is Dick 
Arlen's vanity. He and Joby, you 
know, build fish ponds and sunken 
gardens, repair the roof of their home 
and upholster the furniture. 

It is not Bill Haines' smart cracks 
(these come so easily to him) of which 
he is most proud. His home and his 
love of and appreciation for antiques 
are his real vanity. 

Harry Bannister takes pride in the 
house that he designed himself and 
equipped with the most remarkable 
of electrical appliances. 

LITTLE Loretta Young is most 
thrilled that, as Mrs. Grant 
Withers, she has the ability to keep 
the household bills way below par. 

Fav \Y ray's greatest pride is that 
she is considered the best woman 
ping-pong player in Hollywood. 

And Charles (Ex-Buddy) Rogers 
is proud of his ability to play any 
musical instrument one month after 
he has bought it. 

You'd expect Jetta Goudal to have 
some exotic and bizarre vanity. She 
says that the proudest day of her life 
was when De Mille looked at her and 
said, "You think like a man. - ' 

New Decade 

\\ I DANCE again to melodic- <>l 
Old \ ienna . . . wear the graceful 
fashions of another day . . . learn, 
once more, the charm of elegance. 
And romance, returning, gives n> 
lovelier jewels, rarer perl nine-, 
softer gowns . . . but leaves u- tlii- 
same luxurious cigarette. For there 
are a hundred perfumes and as 

many gems But in all the world. 

there's no cigarette so fragrant, bo 
delicate, so delightful as Camel. 

1" IQ, R. J. R.-vnold- Tobarco Co.. Whwfll S«lf, N. C. 

The World War as Seen Through the 
Eyes of our Girls Who Lived, Loved 
and Suffered on the Western Front! 

For the first time! The frank, daring, adventurous 
story of our girls at the front! The wonder and 
beauty of love that blossoms even in the carnage 
of war! Here is Drama, stark, gripping, spectacu- 
lar. Metro -Goldwyn- Mayer, producers of "The 
Big Parade," have again pioneered into a hitherto 
untouched phase of human relationship in the 
World War. Based on the famous anonymous 
novel of that name. 




Anita Page Marie Prevost Zasu Pitts 

Directed by Edgar Selwyn 

Continuity by Becky Gardiner 
Dialogue by Becky Gardiner and Joe Farnham 




Brief Reviews of Current Pictures 

| COM IM ED I f:m\i rv. i ID | 

LOTTERY BRIDE. THE United VrtistS.— The 

tlinii ol tin- one i i. i lonald, who 

foi hlstrionii i in .i inn way. Ami the muii< h grand. 


mount. — Clan Umi' gets nun b too I UtC In tins luke- 

mrn mu d< (Sept.) 

LOVE IN THE RING -Term Productions.- Mai 
Schmellng's made-ln-Germany movie, before he won 

the title. As an actor, he a i good tighter. (( I 

LOVE IN THE ROUGH— M-G-M.— Golf, ro- 

manri'. slap-stick and music You'll like it if you 
don't take it too seriously. ((hi.) 

LOVE RACKET. THE— Fir* National. The de- 
pressing sped icle of pretty Dorothy Mackaill burled 
aUve under .1 heavy dramatic rile. (Oct.) 

LOVE TRADER. THE— Tiffany Productions.— 
Leatrice Joy, blonde and beautiful, in a seductive 
Hawaiian locale. See it for Leatrice. (Dec.) 

• MADAM SATAN— M-G-M.— Another lavish 
DeMiiie spectacle. A dull wife acquires a French 

accent and risque clothes to win hack her hush. mil. 
You'll enjoy Kay Johnson and Reginald Denny. (Ucl.) 

Gary Cooper and June Collyer. both splendid in a war 
picture with a Western title. (.1 ug.) 

• MANSLAUGHTER— Paramount.— The si- 
lent version was great in its day. but the talkie 
is a boost for vocalized films. Fine emotional drama 
played by Fredric March and Claudette Colbert. 

MAN TO MAN— Warners.— (Reviewed under the 

title "Barber John's Boy.") A father returns to face 

in alter eighteen years in prison. Grant Mitchell 

and Phillips Holmes are good, but the picture isn t 

always convincing. (Dec.) 

MAN TROUBLE— Fox.— Underworld stuff, but 

not loo depressing. Milton Sills sensational as a 

gangster and Dorothy Mackaill plays appealingly. 

good cast, wasted on a poor picture. (July) 

MAYBE IT'S LOVE— Warners.— Maybe it's love, 
but it isn't college. Gridiron scenes arc good. Joan 
Bennett and James Hall provide the love. (Oct.) 

MEDICINE MAN, THE— Tiffany Productions- 
Pretty good hokum, but you could afford to miss it. 

MEN OF THE NORTH— M-G-M.— (Reviewed 
under the title "Monsieur Lc Fox.") Just another 
story of the Northwest. (Oct.) 

MIDNIGHT MYSTERY— Radio Pictures- A 
practical joker starts something he cant finish. Betty 
Compson and Lowell Sherman. (Aug.) 

MIN AND BILL— M-G-M.— A tragic story stu- 
pidly pigged up with slapstick. However. Marie 
Dressier and Marjorie Ratnbeau are grand actresses. 

MISBEHAVING LADIES— First National.— The 
cms have whiskers, but you'll laugh at them, and 
Louise Fazenda is the reason. (Nov.) 

• MOBY DICK — Warners. —Captain Ahab's 
vengeful search for the white whale. Moby Dick, 
is full of thrills. John Barry more plays the same r6Ie 
as in the silent "Sea Beast." Don't miss this. (Oct.) 

• MONTE CARLO— Paramount. — Witty, pi- 
quant operetta in the best Lubitsch manner. 
Jeanette MacDonald sings gloriously. (Ocl.) 

• MOROCCO — -Paramount. — The new German 
enchantress. Marlene Dietrich, will stir up a 
storm. And Gary Cooper is a gorgeous Foreign Le- 
gionnaire. Hot stuff, this. (Dec.) 

MOTHERS CRY;— First NationaL— A best seller 
turned into a good picture, chiefly by the superb act- 
ing of Dorothj Peterson as the mother. (Dec.) 

NVUGHTY FLIRT, THE— First National.— Alice 
W lite as an heiress pursued by fortune-hunters. 
Speedy action,j)eppy dialogue, gorgeous clothes. First- 
rate entertainment. (Oct.) 

NIGHT WORK— Pathe.— Eddie Quillan stars in 
a nice comedy drama that goes a bit melodramatic. 

NOT DAMAGED— Fox.— Sounds like, melo- 
drama, but it's supposed to be comedy. (July) 

NUMBERED MEN— First National.— Fair enter- 
tainment. From the stage play, "Jailbreak." (A ug.) 

• OFFICE WIFE, THE — Warners. — Dorothy 
Mackaill is the girl who starts out to vamp her 
employer, played by Lewis Stone, and ends by falling 
in love with him. A sophisticated, but human and 
convincing story. (Ocl.) 

1)11 SMI. OK BEHAVE ..w.-M Sher- 

man Is s swell comedy print e. < M 

dramatically •■> musically, (Sept.) 

OLD wi> Nl w hi... Powerful, I 

munism propaganda film, i o-direi ted by Eisensti In "t 
"Potemkin' fame. Silent. (J 

*<)l.l) ENGLISH '.'■ - re. Don't m 
t Seoi t. Ii \ mi hk.-d "Dia- 

i.ieii"||yi.u II rave about tins one, <Srpt.) 

ONCE \<.i N I'I.EM V\ Sono 'm | 
— High comedy, with s touch of pathos. Eddie 

Horton is elegant. (July) 

ONE MAD KISS — Fox. — Don Jose Mojic a. young 
operatic tenor, and Mona Maris afford entertainment 

for a satisfactory evening. (I I 

ONE NIGHT AT SUSIE'S— First National.— 
One night at Susie's is enough of this sort of thing. 
Billie Dove plays a chorine. (Sept.) 

• ON YOUR BACK— Fox— Irene Rich in 
gorgeous clothes, as a fashionable New Yotk 
modiste, is splendid in an interesting picture. (Sept.) 

Producer Announcements 

of j\ew Pictures 

and Stars 

While all good advertising is news, 
we consider producer advertising 
of particular interest to our read' 
ers. With this directory you easily 
can locate each announcement: 

Caddo Company .... Page 18 
First National Pictures . . Page 1 1 

Fox Film Page 9 

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer..Page 14 
Paramount Pictures . . . Page 4 
Warner Brothers .... Page 7 

OTHER TOMORROW, THE— First National — 
Gorgeous Billie Dove in the usual love triangle. Just 
so-so. (.1 u g.) 

must see Joan Crawford in those lace step-ins! 
Swell box-office picture, with Anita Page. Robert 
Montgomery and some more popular youngsters. 


OUTSIDE THE LAW— Universal.— Too much di- 
alogue and too little action. (Oct.) 

• OUTWARD BOUND— Warners— A ship sets 
sail. Eight characters are on board. All are 
dead — bound for the Hereafter. A daring picture, 
finely produced and acted by Doug Fairbanks. Jr.. 
Helen Chandler, Leslie Howard. For adults. 

PARADISE ISLAND— Tiffany Productions.— 
This struggles along in a South Sea Island setting. 

PARDON MY GUN— Pathe.— A Western comedy 
with not a dull moment. Two champion juvenile 
trick riders and ropers outdo Will Rogers. (Sept.) 

PAY OFF. THE— Radio Pictures.— Lowell Sher- 
man as a dress-suit crook in a smart, sophisticated 
crook drama. It's a pip. (Nov.) 

PLAYBOY OF PARIS— Paramount— Chevalier 
deserves better than this light farce, which is amus- 
ing only in spots. And only two songs from Maurice! 

QUEEN HIGH — Paramount. — An' ace musical 
comedv with laughs, lilting tunes and pretty girls. 

• QUEEN OF SCANDAL— United Artists.— 
A musical, but a hit. England's Evelyn Lave 
is charming and Texas' John Boles in grand voice. 
(Dee. i 

*k\i i i i 8—1 Ronald! ■■■■ 

i English gentleman-tl 

while , A talkie that 

entertainingly ! (Sept.) 

run OS shine Columbia.- I 
d.'-but. a. with a punch finish. [OeL) 


little put lire. \ ou'll probably like it. (Aug.) 

REM MI'I l()\ 

talkie, made befon "H I ght," but shelved 

and now largrl) i • : 

that proves Join. 

R] Mill I CON1 It'll M-G-M . — Hilly H 

\ gr. at i hat 
they haven't been overlooked, (Die.) 

RENO- Sono Art World Wide. Ruth Roland's 
screen comeback. She I ful but her acting 

is hopelessly old-fashioned, if there was a story, it 
got lost iii the making. (Sept.) 

mount. — Grand melodramatii hokum. v. 
(Hand is a swell Manchu. (J"lu) 

M G-M.— Louis Mann as the dad of an ungrateful 
family, A good cast and happy ending. (July) 

RIGHT OF WAY. THE— First National.— Starts 
out well but toward the end you may wish you'd 
Stayed home. (Aug.) 

RIVER'S END — Warners.— A lusty Curwi 
story, with Charles Bickford in a dual role. 

ROAD TO PARADISE— First National.— Twin 
ire at it again, complicating movie plots, Lo- 
retta Young plays both girls, one a i rook, the other a 
wealthy and noble young lady. (Oct.) 

• ROMANCE— M-G-M.— Garbo personifies all 
the title implies in her second talkie. F'evens 
sakes, don't miss it! (Aug.) 

ROUGH WATERS— Warners.— Another personal 
success for Rin-Tin-Tin. The children will love it. 


SANTA FE TRAIL, THE— Paramount— Richard 
Arlen in his cowboy suit. Indians. Anil Mitzi 
Green! If you like Westerns, all right. (.Vor.) 

Jack Oakie's bubbling personality puts this acro^-. 
Jack plays a good-natured boob who masquerades as 
a famous engineer. No panic, but good. (Oct.) 

SCARLET PAGES— First National.— Elsie Fer- 
guson's talkie debut, from her stage play. Elsie is 
interesting as a woman attorney. ■Sepl.i 

SEA BAT, THE— M-G-M.— Just another talkie, 
ho-hum! By the way, its Nils Aether's first audible 
film. (Aug.) 

SEA GOD. THE— Paramount. — Wild adventure. 
pearl diving, cannibals — a real movie. Richard 
Arlen and Fay Wray provide the love inter, -t. 

• SEA WOLF. THE— Fox— Again Jack Lon- 
don's famous Wolf Larscn takes 
with sound. Milton Sills played Wolf beautifully. 
His last picture, and a noble thrill 

— Novel mystery-comedy, with Loretta Young and 
Grant Withers. (July) 

SHADOW OF THE LAW— Paramount.— The 
usual delightful William Powell performance, but the 
story could be better. (July) 

SHADOW RANCH— Columbia.— Buck Jones' 
new Western is a cracker jack. {JD 

fany. — An hourful of guffaws over old man Bori 
his philandering wife. Betty Compson's the wife and 
darn good's the pictur. 

SHE'S MY WEAKNESS— Radio Pictures.— Ar- 
thur Lake and Sue Carol in a story' of love's young 
dream. Rather nice. (.4ug.) 

SHOOTING STRAIGHT— Radio Pictures — \ 
deft mingling of under-world drama and comedy gives 
Richard Dix his best part in a long time. (Si 

SILENT ENEMY. THE— Paramount.— Beauti- 
fully photographed story of the Ojibway Indians' 
■ for food in the far North, played by real 
Indians. Amazing animal scenes. Sound. (July) 


Beach's salmon-fishing thriller makes a tingling phon- 
oplav and Evelyn Brent makes a brand new hit, 



It's all in fun! Anita Page 

and Mary Lawlor stage 

a snowball fight and 

pose for this cute 

battle scene 

Just for the Fun of It/ 

Fric?idly Advice on 

Girls' Problems 

I want to help you. Are you overweight? Send for my 
booklet of reducing exercises and non-fattening menus. 
Are you worried about your complexion? My skin leaflet 
will give you helpful advice. A stamped, self-addressed 
envelope will bring you either, or both, or other advice 
on personal problems. There is no charge. Address me 
at PHOTOPLAY, 221 West 57th Street, New York City. 


ONCE in a while I come across a girl who has taken all 
the advice about self-improvement just a little too 
literally. Jane Margaret is evidently one of these. 
Jane Margaret's signature has become familiar to me 
over a period of years. Every now and then a letter from her 
turns up on my desk, asking for my suggestions, and occasion- 
ally an enthusiastic and heart-warming note comes, telling me 
how well the advice has worked out in her case. 

But recently I had a letter from Jane Margaret which dis- 
turbs me. As revealed by her letters, and by the snapshot she 
sent when she wanted advice about the arrangement of her 
hair, Jane Margaret is an attractive girl. She is overwhelm- 
ingly ambitious to make the most of her talents, to make her life 
"important and worthwhile," as she puts it. And, of course, 
that attitude is not to be frowned upon. 

Jane Margaret's latest letter, however, shows something I 
hadn't noticed before. She is forgetting how to play. She is so 
eager to improve each shining hour that she is letting all the fun 
pass her by. If she doesn't watch out, Jane will be a very dull 

Books are read solely to develop her mind. Friends are 
chosen because they come from "nice" families, have the right 
background and can provide the right contacts. Everything is 
calculated, and nothing done for the joy of doing it. 

She asks mc: "Shall I join an ice-skating club made up of 
neighborhood boys and girls? They skate in the park when the 
weather permits or meet one evening a week at a nearby indoor 
rink. They're a nice bunch and I would like to know some of 

them better, but I get plenty of exercise and I feel it is a lot of 
time to give up every week." 

She adds, rather wistfully it seems to me: " I like to skate and 
think I could become a really good skater, if only I had the 
time for it." 

DO, do, take the time, Jane Margaret. Don't be so stingy 
with yourself. Perhaps ten years from now you will have 
more leisure to skate, and will have lost interest in learning. 
Because our interests do change with the years, and what seems 
so desirable and worthy of attainment today may fail to stir us 
in the least on some tomorrow. Certain interests and pleasures 
belong to certain definite periods of our lives, and if we put 
them off too long we find it is too late to enjoy them. 

Life is a serious matter, especially when one is just approach- 
ing its biggest problems. Time must be guarded, before it slips 
away and leaves us with nothing accomplished, with wasted 
talents and rejected opportunities. 

But a girl of Jane Margaret's naturally serious temperament 
needs to cultivate a more — well, not frivolous, but let's say. 
light-hearted viewpoint. Similar to that of Elsie T., whose 
letter lies on my desk now. 

ELSIE writes: " My brother scolds me for spending my money 
on dancing lessons and pretty clothes, when I might be 
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/CONTRASTING Charles and Wally, as we know them. Mr. Charles 
^'(Ex-Buddy) Rogers, who has lately been exploring the quieter pleasures of 
Europe with his mother, has not changed, despite the fact he smoked a ciga- 
rette in "Heads Up." Wally "Big House" Beery makes a neat foil in his 
typical role of a gentleman seeking a profitable introduction on a dark night 

T) ESSIE looks at peace with the world — and why not, pray? 
-L'Still young and pretty after fifteen years on the lots, a loving 
husband named Bill Hawks, a tremendous talkie triumph in "The 
Broadway Melody" in 1928, and since that time all the free-lance 
work she wants ! Good for Bess ! 

Bessie Love (Juanita Horton i 
was bom in Midland, Tex.. 
10, 1898. She is five 
feet tall, weighs 100 rounds, 
has blonde hair and brown 




Adolphc Jean Menjou was 
horn in Pittsburgh, Feb. 18, 
1891- He is 5 feet, 10 '/a; 
weighs 155, has dark brown 
hair and blue eyes. Married 
to Kathryn Carver 

BACK again after his absence from American films. Menjou 
fans are giving him a welcome to prove he's no expatriate, now 
that the suave, sleek 'Dolphe is playing again on the home grounds. 
In "New Moon" and "Morocco" he makes us wonder why the 
producers ever let him get away from America 




AFTER a grand trip around the world on a plugging freighter, 
the little French charmer is hack on the |oh at Paramount. 
Claudette Colbert reported to the top sergeant at the Long Island 
studio, and was immediately handed a story to do. And who will 
be in the supporting cast but ole Charlie Ruggles 

Claudette Co! Sen real name 

Chauchotn. was horn in Pan* 

J, 1907. She u 

rvas brow: 
hair \- -:ed tc 


A CHAT in the fog. The scene is a dingy ferry landing, and the picture 
•*■ *• Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer's "Passion Flower." Director William C. De 
Mille, right, talks over the action with Kay Johnson and Charles Bickford, 
who have the leading roles. A great studio set, to our way of thinking. Doesn't 
the place fairly drip dampness? You can almost smell the old river! 

January, i<?Ji 

The National Guide 

to Motion Pictures 





line : '" Valentino's 
Funeral a Publicity 

Stunt . . . fifteen hundred 
policemen and forty press- 
agents hired to put it over." 

That's not true. I know it 
is not true. 

The police who were sta- 
tioned at the ( ampbell Fu- 
neral Parlor where the body 
of the film idol lay in state 
were assigned by the New 
York police department. The police who 
lined the sidewalks on the >t reels through 
which the funeral cortege passed on its way 
to the church were assigned l>.v the police 


THE only press-agent who had anything 
to do with the sad affair «;h the regular 
publicity man for ( 'amphell's. In justice to the mem- 
ory of Rudolph Valentino I cannot permit these Libels 
to pass unchallenged. 

I made 1 1 it" arrangements for the church services. I 
was pre-ent when the funeral services were planned, 
and assisted in the selection of the casket. And I may 
add that it was far from being the most expensive 
casket in the establishment. 

IF it had been a publicity stunt then the publicity 
men were dumbbells. For one of the most interest - 
ing stories in connection with that funeral was that it 
almost brought about open warfare between the 
Pacisti and the anti-Facisti factions of New York. 
The story has never before been printed. 

Without the slightest suggestion from anyone in 
charge of the funeral arrangements, four men in the 
black shirts of the Facisti organization appeared at the 
funeral parlor on Broadway and announced that they 
had been sent to stand guard over the body. 

They were told that they were not wanted but they 
would not leave, and they proceeded with their self- 
constituted duty. 


S mui 



James R. Quirk 

Perhaps they were sincere 
in their desire to honor their 
dead countryman. Hut I al- 
ways Suspected they wen- 
pulling a publicity stunt for 

t hem m'I \ cs. \ ny how. it 

seemed better to permit them 
to remain than to have the 
police throw them out. 


HE next day two men 
showed up at Valentino's 
old apartment in the Ambas- 
sador Hold and demanded that the Facisti 

guard be given the gate. They said they 

represented the anti-faction, and made a 

direct threat that they would start trouble it" 

the black shirts were permitted to remain. 

They were referred to the police, ami, 

what's more, the police were referred to them. 

Then- was no trouble, but for a while it 

looked as though an Italian civil war was going t > 

break loos,- 

Would that have made a headline for the tabloids* 

I M isti Battle Over Valentino's Body." 

If Valentino had a press-agent he was a dead one. 

CLARA HOW doesn't seem to have any more luck 
with her secretaries than some big business men 
The first oik- married Clara's pappy, and the second i- 
yelling Clara ain't done right by her. The day after 
secretarial rumpus number two started in the news- 
papers, Clara received an application for the position. 
It read: 

"I am a capable Stenographer, intelligent and 
refined, but am now working as a librarian. This work 
is dull and sedentary and I would like a cha: 

Young lady, I am no fortune teller, but I can tell 
you that if you get the job, you your 


AGRFAT Russian director named Serge Fisen- 
stein. creator of'* Fotemkin." came to this country 

under contract. 

He was 1 1 1 « » inventor of the word "montage," which 
gave highbrows of the cinema something to argue 
about. I'm oof quite sure what it means. lie hud ;i 
tousled head of hair, a perfect command of English, ;i 
grand personality, an extraordinary intellect, and a 
great sense of humor. 

He went to Hollywood and was entertained. He 
was mentioned to direct "An American Tragedy." He 
had a swell time. He was one of the most deservedly 
popular personalities in the colony. 

Then his contract was up, and he hadn't done a tap 
of work. "Just didn't know what to give him, 
couldn't agree on a story," was the answer. 

THE point is that Mr. Eisenstcin six-nt almost six 
months in Hollywood, at two thousand dollars a 
week. He didn't get an opportunity to contribute a 
.single camera shot to the American screen, hut he did 
learn everything there is to know about the making of 
sound pictures — all for the benefit of the Russian 

Well, Serge was paid pretty liberally for learning all 
the new tricks of pictures. Damn clever, these 

heard of "sex appeal" until he came to this 
country. The Germans must have a word for it even 
if they have to put seven or eight words together to 
convey the idea to each other. 

Have you seen his "Monte Carlo" yet? Then, see 
it. Sick in bed with pneumonia and rheumatism, that 
Dculschcr lad could make a better picture than the 
average director in the pink bloom of health. 

WIRE from an exhibitor of Springfield, 111., to 
the home office of Radio Pictures after "Check 
and Double Check" was shown to the inhabitants of 
the martyred president's home town. 

" Xever since Springfield sent Abraham Lincoln to 
the White House has this town gone as wild as it did 
over Amos and Andy on the screen." 

Ah, how pleased and proud Mr. Lincoln would be if 
he were with us now! 

THERE'S a studio gateman out in Hollywood who 
earns twenty-five dollars a week and has a 
manager. He wants to be an actor. On his day off 
his wife puts up a lunch for him and he chases all over 
Southern California in his old Ford, looking for Wally 
Beery pictures. 

The wife tells the neighbors he is studying technic. 

IRVING BERLIN'S music has always been popular. 
Yet four out of five of the songs he wrote for a forth- 
coming United Artists picture were cut out because 
"The public is tired of songs and singing in pictures." 
Gentlemen, gentlemen. The public is not tired of 
songs and singing. 

They're just fed up with the musical noises and 
senseless lyrics that come forth from Hollywood with 
all the lilting cadence and ecstasy of a sausage machine 


transforming little porkers into hot dogs. If you 
don't think so, go and watch the audience while they 
listen to Grace Moore in "A Lady's Morals." There 
is a picture in exquisite good taste, and there, my 
friends, is song and singing. 

BELIEVE it or not. Carl Laemmle thinks we 
newspaper and magazine editors and writers are 
not as dumb as we write. He asks us: 

"Do screen producers 'underplay' or 'overplay' 
their attractions? 

"What are your views on musical pictures; on 
silent pictures; on today's theater going public? 

"Won't you be so kind as to write me a brief note 
giving your frank opinion?" 

If there is anything we like better than a good cold 
stein of Pilsner beer it is to give advice to producers 
who have been making pictures for twenty years. 

Our answer is — yes and no. 

IN Melcher, Iowa, lives George Arthur Fletcher, a 
produce merchant, who has never seen a picture. 
Says he was taught to forego the theater, along with 
tobacco and booze. ' He's fifty years old, and says he 
would substitute the church for the cinema. 

Brookline, Mass., one of the richest communities in 
the world, has no motion picture theater. 
Perhaps we should send out missionaries! 

LISTEX to the lament of the Marquis Henri de la 
Falaise de la Coudray, Gloria's latest ex : 
"Hollywood is no place to be married. When you 
are married there, everybody tries to tear you apart. 
When we were married, had I kept my wife in France 
the present situation would not have arisen." 

Can't you see the beautiful, exotic Gloria as a 
French housewife, carrying her basket to market every 
morning, Sundays excepted, and rushing home to 
make the onion soup? Yes, you can! 

MOTION pictures are not artistic, complain 
so many critics," said Executive Manager 
Wunder, of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and 
Sciences, in a speech in Hollywood the other day. 
"Why, what do they mean? Don't people realize that 
seven arts are blended in the talking picture: painting, 
poetry, literature, architecture, music, dancing and 
drama . . .?" And just the very next day, the title 
of "Dark Star" was changed to "Min and Bill." 


T has been suggested that the reason "It" became 
so popular in Hollywood is that it is so easy to spell. 

HERE'S a hot one. A certain producer in Holly- 
wood interviews writers while in his private 
Turkish bath on the studio lot. And a director, whose 
reputation is bigger, and whose publicity is more in- 
teresting than any picture he has produced in years, 
always has scenarios read to him as he lies, eyes closed, 
on a davenport in his office. Perhaps that's why his 
pictures are so flat. 

Wedding Bells/ 

WELL, it's happening at last and Dame Rumor is quiet, 
for once ! 

By the time you read this Charlie Farrell and 
Virginia Yalli will be married, unless all plans go agley. 

For years, you know, Charlie and Virginia have been friends. 
Not long ago Virginia went to New York with her pal, Colleen 
Moore. She returned earlier than she had planned and the 
papers announced that she was homesick for Hollywood. The 
truth is that she and Charlie arranged the details for their 
wedding over long distance telephone one night and Virginia 
took the next train home. 

As this is being written, they plan to marry just as soon as 
Charlie finishes his picture, "The Man Who Came Back." 
That will be sometime in the middle of November. It will be a 
quiet wedding. Besides, Charlie begins another film almost 

Charles Farrell 

They hope to get away for a few days' honeymoon. Julanne 
Johnston will be Virginia's attendant and if Colleen Moore 
returns from the East in time she will serve, too. The three girls 
are inseparable chums. 

Virginia has been married once before, to a non-professional, 
but this is Charlie's first march to the altar. 

Rumors of the wedding have been flying thick and fast and 
although Charlie laughed them off he never failed to add, "But 
believe me, Virginia is the sweetest girl in the world." 

Their courtship has been a beautiful romance. Even the 
role that Janet Gaynor played in Charlie's life has never 
stopped him from loving and admiring Virginia, and Virginia 
has been ever his loyal comrade. Glamorous, beautiful Virginia 
Yalli. Smart, sophisticated, charming. Lucky boy — that 
Charlie Farrell. 

Photoplay wishes them both the joy they deserve! 


Clara Bow's critics — the press, the hoity- 
toity public and other actors are forever 
denouncing her, poking fun at her and 
otherwise making her life miserable. Now 
she has turned. And in this picture you see 
the great flapper taking the offensive 


HE trouble with me is — I'm not 

By Pau 

own diagnosis of the scandals 

which nearly cost her her job and her screen career. 

Clara is hurt. First she suffered ridicule because she fell in 
love with Harry Richman. She was a single girl and he, a 
single man, but did their mutual eligibility matter? 

Then the newspapers noticed she was gaining weight! They 

Then an unhappy, intensely personal affair in Texas. Re- 
porters tore her decency to shreds! 

Finally, gambling — with Clara this time luridly represented 
as a welcher. 

Now Clara is tired of being picked on. She is afraid, too, 
pitifully fearful, of the hostility she imagines everywhere, in 
everything, in everybody. 

In New York, where she was engaged in making scenes for 
"No Limit," the horror of a new misunderstanding so gripped 
the little Bow that she would shut herself up in her hotel 
immediately after working hours. She would see nobody, go 
no place. And because she didn't like the hotel kitchen, she 
made herself bilious dining on chocolate creams. 

I found her there, wretched over the abuse she believes she 
has suffered, grimly determined to give the newspapers no 
further opportunity to misrepresent her. And a more frail, 
crushed, self-pitying little soul you never did see than the 
tempestuous "It" girl. It's quite true that Clara lacks the 
armor of pretense and evasion with which a more sophisticated 
girl might have protected herself. And she knows it. 

"I've never been a sneak, that's the trouble with me," she 
diagnosed shrewdly. "Why, I've never done a thing that 
everybody else in Hollywood hasn't done. I've never done a 
thing actually bad. I've been so convinced of that, I never 
even tried to learn how to be sneaky! 

"I may have made mistakes. I certainly must have been 
foolish. But my greatest mistake seems to have been that I 
was open and above-board about everything. 

"Reporters would come to see me," Clara illustrated her 
honesty, "I'd always receive them. I'd tell them the truth. 
But they never printed it. They never even quoted what I 

/ Jarvis . , ., . , . ... ,._ . 

had said, but made up something different. 

"Everyone tried to picture me as 

tough," she continued plaintively. "They 

tried to make me seem to talk out of the side of my mouth. 

What could I do?" 

What could Clara do, indeed? She never learned the cycle 
of newspaper personality. One reporter writes a clever story 
in which a character appears tough. Another reporter borrows 
the tough characteristic in the next story. A third intensifies 
it. A fourth intensifies the third. Until a monumental 
toughness is achieved. And it sticks to that personality in 
every press reference thereafter. 

Clara doesn't understand this game to which she has lent 
herself. She feels crushed and humiliated by the unfairness 
of it. And her reaction has been her vindication. 

The Brooklyn bonfire, the hotsy-totsy red-head, who, they 
say, "gets mixed up in unsavory romances," who "welches on 
gambling debts," could have reacted in only one way. The 
bizarre Clara Bow heroine on the screen would have reacted in 
only one way. That wild girl would have gone out to show 
'em. A little bolder, a little wilder, a little louder. Her answer 
to the challenge would have been defiance. 

BUT Clara is licked. She distrusts and suspects the world. 
Never having learned to be guarded in her conversation, 
she prefers not to talk to anyone. She dresses more quietly. 
Carries herself with more dignity. 

"I'm anxious to throw off the old personality, even on the 
screen," said Clara. "I'm going to be grown up and discreet. 
I'm going to play more dramatic stories, a more dignified type 
of role. I'm going to make pictures which give me some- 
thing to do. I'm going to work hard." 

All Hollywood agrees that Clara Bow is a hard worker. 
And she never is so happy as when she's working. She never 
gives the studio so little trouble, or herself so few regrets. 

Clara is a trouper born, and she wears scars of work. Scars 
on her shoulder record one scene in which she had to drop a 
burning cigarette from her lips. A long, vicious scar down her 
finger testifies to another courageous work day. 

Her ambition to work hard is an inspiring one. But a 

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My chief trouble is that I'm not a sneak!' says Clara 

uit Pickin' On Me/" 





The famous little Brooklyn 
Bonfire, snapping back at 
her critics, says she 

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program without play for a twenty-five year 
old woman! 

"What about romance"" I asked with 
decent reluctance. 

"I'm through with that. Men are funny. 
They want to make you over. They like me 
for what I am, then when they find they can't 
change me, they lose interest. Or if they do 
change me, they lose inten 

"What about Harry Richman?" 

"All over months ago. A mistake." 

"Rex Hell?" 

"I like him very much. Rex is a nice clean 
boy. I appreciate his friendship. But it's 
only friendship." 

Hard work. Xo romance. No didoes. No 
escapades. Surely Clara is entitled to some 
moderate dissipation. And she has it all 
picked out. "I like to eat," she announced 
with startling abruptness. "You can't get 
anything good to eat in New York. At home 
I have good food. And I have my dogs, five 
of them. They're my companions." 

So La Bow, disillusioned, distrustful, 
mellowed by a new wisdom for which she 
paid a dear price, has turned the acutely 
critical point in her career. She wants to be 
good. She wants to start again. 

Paramount has faith in her resolution. 
Just when the anti-Bow bacilli were most 
active in all the newspaper blood of the coun- 
try. Paramount renewed her contract and laid 
plans for her new films. Her fans beg that she 
be given a chance to "act." They detect a 
quality in Clara never quite revealed in her 
exuberant "It" roles. 

Illustrated by V 

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Clara, off screen, has a startling suggestion of the 
Janet Caynor. She is little, almost frail pathetic. With ail 
her wealth and fame, she makes people impulsively say, "Poor 
kid." Her eyes are fine. The very forthrightnos, which 
almost her undoing, gives her an appealing charm. 

Clara's motherless childhood has been deplored before. Her 
father has been discussed generally. Alone and immature. 
Clara has been preyed on by anyone who could use her. N 
at twenty-five, Clara Bow faces a new test. A discreet, dig- 
nified young woman must appear as a dramatic actress. 

he faced her old, Clara faces her new test alone. Loved 
by millions, Clara has nobody to love. Artlessly Clara told the 
Story in one eloquent sentence that afternoon on location in 
New York. "I want to go home," said Clara wistfully. "I 
miss my cook." 

Nobody to miss but her cook! The mad, bad, flaming, ram- 
bunctious Clara Bow! 

Did you know that eating is one of the fondest things 

Clara Bow is of? When she's away from Hollywood, she 

doesn't miss boy friends, but her cook! Maybe this 

explains some of Clara's curve-trouble in the past 


COME of the lines, of course, are in the script 
^that Frances Dee is studying. The others 
are part and parcel of Frances herself. She's the 
new Good Luck Girl at Paramount. After her 
hit in "Playboy of Paris" she was re-signed! 


Lines and 



The movies paid Francis X. 
Bushman $6,000,000 and 
today he is flat broke — but 
oh, he had a swell time! 

FRANCIS X. BUSHMAN ia forty-six years old. 
For thirty of these years he has worked at his pro- 
. >Mi screen and stage. 

During that time, he has been paid more than six 
millions of dollars. 

today he's broke! Flat broke! His chauffeur sued him 
for salary, even, and Bushman promised the judge to pay off 
in installments. 

And he doesn't care. That is, it's no tragedy to him. At 
Least, so he says. 

"I'm not a bit sorry I spent it." he says. "I had a whale of 
a good time. And I'll always be able to earn a living." 

As this is written, Bushman is playing the leading role in 
■ stage play called "Thin Ice," in stock on the Pacific coast. 
It's not a very good play, and the critics aren't very excited 
about it or Bushman. It probably won't last long. Then 
Bushman'll have to find some new job in his line. 

During 1929, he worked before the camera only sixteen 
days. Whatever he does in pictures again, he admits, won't 
be much. Not because he isn't willing to, but because the 
producers don't seem to be. 

"Ever since 'Ben Hur'," he says, "I've been blacklisted. 
Only a few independent producers with courage have used me. 
I've never been in a major studio since then. Perhaps I could 
have lifted the blacklist, but I wouldn't 
crawl. I'm not the crawling kind. Rather 
than do it, I'll become a flagpole sitter. r> 7' 

"Other stars and the public may feel -D y 10/// 

The godlike Bushman 

head in the days when 

flappers went wild 

been sweet to me, and their 

pity for me. The deuce with 

that! I don't want pity or 

sympathy. I'm happy. All 

I want is the chance to en- 
tertain my public. They've 
applause is still sweet in my ears. I hey haven't forgotten me. 
I learn that, every time I step on a stage, even if the prodi. 
have forgotten." 

\\ here did his millions go, you ask? 

"I spent 'em," he tells you. "Never was money spent BO 
joyously, and no one could ever have had a better time than 
I did. I circled the globe thrice, and have visited more than 
forty countries. There are still some I'm going to. Th 
why I'm still plugging. 

"Bush Manor ate up a lot, and so did lawsuits." 

BI'SII MANOR was his million-dollar estate in Maryland. 
That was around 1915. lie had a great stable of hunting 
horses, and a quarter of a million dollars' worth of furniture. 
Then came divorce and litigation. 

"Two and a half years of litigation about my divorce," he 
summarizes, "ended in my getting nothing. Mrs. Bushman 
got mighty little after the lawyers were through. 

"Then," he says, "there were income taxes and penalties. 

" I never bothered with such things. 

I had five or six secretaries and a valet 

£*" , . and I let them attend to it. Several years 

.A. € ll T later, the [please turn to PACE 114] 

Is Francis X. Bushman dreaming of the days when he looked like the picture above, and the money 
rolled in? Here he's shown resting in his dressing room in a Hollywood theater 


A Couple of Great Screen Youngsters 

The Pride of the House of Green as 

she looks in "Tom Sawyer." Older 

film players do honor to Mitzi as a 

first rate artist of the screen 


*E used to have such fun, but I guess he's getting 
too old for me." 

How many women have sighed that sigh! But 
this time it comes from a ten-year-old woman, 
Miss Mitzi Green, who takes her disillusionment with gallant 

" It all began when I first went to Hollywood," Mitzi sighed, 
referring to the engaging young man on the page opposite. 
" Junior and I lived in the same apartment house. We had such 
good times. We played tennis on the roof. We went riding. 

"Then one day father went riding with us. He didn't want 
to, but we insisted. And he fell off his horse. His arm was 
broken. I thought he was dead. It was terrible. We had to 
rush him to the hospital. Of course, he wasn't very cordial to 
Junior while wc were taking him to the hospital. I guess 
Junior got offended. Anyway, he didn't come over to play 
after that. 

"He's fifteen, though. Maybe he only thought he was 
getting a little too old for me." 

Mitzi is as wise as she is talented. Leon Janney's a nice boy, 


"He's Getting 
Too Old 

For Me/" 

Sighs Mitzi Green 

too. And he's only thirteen. And there was Jackie Coogan, 
charming, with whom she had to be in love for "Tom Sawyer." 

It is work, after all, which means everything to Mitzi. 
Working is such fun. She catalogues her pictures by the 
amount of fun she had making them. 

"We had the most fun making 'The Santa Fe Trail,' " she 
recalls. "Junior and I just rode and rode. We had a grand 
time. 'Tom Sawyer' was fun, too. Jackie and Junior and I 
were together. 

""V/OU know, as Becky, I had to play love scenes with Jackie. 
J- \\ e had a terrible time. We just couldn't keep from grin- 
ning. I hadn't much to do in the picture, but I guess playing a 
straight part was good experience for me." 

She's deep, this brilliant ten-year-old movie star. As unlike 
a stage child as you hope and expect from her dazzling 
screen personality. Mitzi is a real little girl, so frankly childish 
she's refreshing. She plays kid games. She 
enjoys kid toys. She is bored by sustained 
conversations. And she's taking up bridge 
so she won't have to talk to adult inter- 
viewers for any longer time than it takes her 
to produce the cards. 

Her parents appreciate her self-sufficiency 
and resourcefulness. They let her meet the 
public without coaching, prompting or even 
their presence in the room. 

The grown-up stars on the Paramount lot 
admire and respect her as a superior artist. 
Every star in New York called on her at the 
Paramount Theater, while she was making 
personal appearances. Clara Bow. Nancy 
Carroll. Mary Brian. All of whom she admires. 

Junior Durkin called, too. They're still great friends, in 
spite of the unfortunate incident of papa's horseback ride. 

"I love Hollywood," says Mitzi. "You can be outdoors all 
the time. There's so much to do there. The only thing I don't 
like about it, is that I really haven't girl friends." 

Women might find Mitzi's great sense of humor and shrewd 
talent for mimicry rather trying. As they might envy her great 
success, her captivating charm, her popularity with the boys. 

BUT that isn't the trouble. 
Mitzi dislikes the girls. " They won't play like children in 
Hollywood. They want to go to dances. They act like grown- 
up people. And evervbodv knows grown-up people have very 
little fun." 

That can never be said about the roguish Mitzi. She's cer- 
tainly one of the most remarkable children of her time. A 
trouper born, batting about vaudeville with^her parents from 
tothood, she still retains all the charm and sense of fun that 
distinguishes childhood from the dull elders. 

Consent to Tell All About Each Other 


"She Just 

Every Picture, 

Says J u )i i o r D u r k in 

J I Mi >R DURKIN admits that taking Mitzi's father for a 
horseback ride may have been unfortunate. Hut be won't 
admit he's to,> old to be interested in Mit/.i. In New York, 
where lie is to be starred in a Broadway play at the head of 
a cast of fifty, lu- is ready to insist that Mitzi Green is the 

greatest woman on the si reen. 

"She's wonderful." says Junior. "She steals every picture. 
She'll probably steal 'Tom Sawyer.' She's fun off the screen, 
too. As much fun as a hoy. Gee, we had a great time making 
'Tom Sawyer.' We played miniature golf all the time. 

"Jackie Coogan owns three courses. Everybody has a course 
out there. There must be three in every block. Good ones, too. 
You know if you have real estate you build a miniature golf 
course. Even if it doesn't make big money, it pays the taxes 

Finance may be a strange topic of conversation from a boy. 
But remember that Junior Durkin has been a self-supporting 
young man from the age of three. He went on the stage at that 
very early age. Last year he scored an 
emphatic hit in "Courage." The movies 
idled him West. And his biggest role is 
that of Huckleberry Finn in the immortal 
•• lorn." 

When Paramount makes "Huckleberry 
Finn" early next year. Junior will return to 
the coast to play the title role. I Ie is looking 
forward to it. 

As much as Junior admires Mitzi dreen, 
he has another idol in the movies. Walter 

Not Charles Rogers, not Chevalier, not ' -~^ 

Ramon Novarro. Junior has his own theories 
about acting. "Huston is wonderful," he 
announces enthusiastically. "Why, he really acts. Every- 
thing he does, with his voice and his gestures, has some point. 
He never overacts, either. And that's as important as just 

I WENT to see him in 'Abraham Lincoln.' Gee, he was won- 
derful You know 'Abraham Lincoln' was just about the 
only movie they made that children could enjoy. They just 
haven't been making pictures for children. That's why I was 
so glad when they made 'Tom Sawyer!" 

" Have modern children really read the book?" I asked this 
solid young man, because I hail had some doubts. 

" I'll say they have." from Junior. "Why. that's a great 
story. Fverybody still reads 'Tom Sawyer.' ' 

Junior is as bovish as he can be. Like Mitzi, he gauges life by 
the measure of fun. The theater, in which he was rehearsing, 
was littered with paper darts. 

The first scene of the play, being a schoolroom scene with 
twenty-eight boys, had been colored with Junior's instinct for 
realism. Darts and spitballs. 

Junior Durkin in his ric-out as 
Huckleberry Finn in "Tom Saw- 
yer." Junior, at fifteen, has made 
his mark and a bright one — on 
both stage and screen 

Junior has a tutor. He actually . tin. His mothr- 

handles his financial affairs for him. He has an agent to make 
professional deals. 

Two sisters, a few years older, are also actors. But his 
parents were non-professional. 

Like Mitzi, Junior loves work. Like her. he also loves fun. 
Like her. he contrives to have it. 

They'll have it together again in " Huckleberry Finn." And 
we'll all be able to share in it. 

s a great adventure for Junior, as well as for Coogan and 
Mitzi -this filming of Mark Twain's immortal yarn. 

As he labors away in crowded, thundering New York, no 
doubt the kid will be thinking of the coming summer, when once 
more he can put on the rags of Hut ■: and loaf before the camera 
along the banks of whatever they use in California for the old 

Gee — he'll be sixteen then! Wonder if Mitzi ever thinks 
of that? Well, even if she does, she probably comforts herself 
with the thought that then she'll be an oid lady of air 

hatterton & J3 


Ruth Chatterton and Nat Pendleton (the amorous life- 
guard) in a scene from "The Laughing Lady," one of the 
four films in which Miss Chatterton scored 

RUTH CHATTERTON and John Barrymore were the 
most consistently successful performers in motion 
pictures during the year now ending. 

Nineteen thirty, being the first year of the talking 
picture's maturity, was a man's year on the American screen. 
Moreover, the year just fading in a cloud of dust saw stage- 
wise rookies from the theater take a firmer grip on the motion 
picture situation and walk off with at least half of the laurels, 
medals and blue ribbons. 

These are just three of the significant conclusions reached 
after a painstaking analysis of the screen's best performances 
for 1930 as listed monthly in Photoplay's Shadow Stage. 

During the twelve months, 176 "best performances" were 
listed in this magazine's review department. They range from 
the glittering and consistent work of filmland's aces to stunning 
single performances by rockets of the industry, who shot up in 
a cloud of star-dust and then fell to earth with the stick, to be 
no more seen. 

Of these, no less than 108 were given by men — the other 

The incomparable Ruth 
and handsome John take 
the major honors in 

PHOTOPLAY'S list of 

best performances of 
past year in pictures 

sixty-eight being the property of the ladies. A 
man's year, my masters! 

Ruth Chatterton led the distaff division with no 
less than four best performance ratings, which gives 
the incomparable Ruthie an average of a hundred 
per cent, as she appeared in four phonoplays during 
the year. Her record was chalked up in " The Lady 
of Scandal," "Anybody's Woman," "The Laughing 
Lady" and "Sarah and Son." Chatterton touches 
no script which she does not adorn. 


O other lady of the floodlights approached Ruth 
with as many as three stars on her report card. 
Those actresses who gave two best performances 
were Mary Brian, Constance Bennett, Joan Craw- 
ford, Marie Dressier, Marion Davies, Greta Garbo, 
Dorothy Jordan, Norma Shearer, Jeanette Mac- 
Donald, Beryl Mercer, Marilyn Miller and Helen 

In justice to those who did not attain Chatterton's 
eminence, it must be remembered that several of the 
two-star girls appeared in no more than two pictures, 
thus making their batting averages a hundred, and 
so equal to Ruth's in clean base hits in times at bat. 

Garbo, for instance, made but two pictures in 1930 
— "Anna Christie" and "Romance" — and cracked 
out a screecher in each. On the other hand, such able and 
admired ladies as Miss Dressier, Miss Crawford and Miss 
Mercer appeared in more, and thus stand lower in the averages. 
All in all, thirteen of the screen's fairest and best gave two 
or more best performances during the past year. 

Against this, set the astonishing fact that no less than twenty- 
two men are credited with two or more bests, and you will see 
that it was a virile year on the taut sheets of the republic. 

Leading the pack, as I have said, was Mr. John Barrymore, 
tried trouper, who some years ago left the theater to its own 
devices and sold himself down the river to the cinema mills. 
Largely profile and strip tights before the advent of the micro- 
phone, the ageing but still handsome Jawn found talking 
pictures directly up his alley, and in 1930 received four best 
performances on his box score of the year's labors. 

Beginning with "General Crack," in which he both wore 
uniforms and turned loose the Barrymorean larynx, his year 
was a great success. His Shakespearean bit in "Show of 
Shows" was the outstanding moment of that revue, his work in 

It was a man's year in the talkies, analysis shows 


L/ead Ihe Screen 1 



By I .cot! aril Hall 

"Moby Dick" was excellent, and in "The Man From Blank- 
ley's" be had the audacity and the great good sense to turn otT 
the romantic stop and give us the first — and still the best — 
fane of the talkie era, farce being the medium in which he 


UNLIKE the situation existing in the ladies' league, several 
gentlemen press Barrymore for honors. No less than six 
mummers turn up with three bests. They are Edmund Lowe, 
Gary Cooper, William Powell, Ramon Novarro, Warner Baxter 
and Jack Oakie. All these boys performed excellently. Oakie 
seems to have quite stolen Hill Haines' thunder. Cooper came 
through excellently in Westerns, and Eddie Lowe in the crook 
sort of thing. Powell was splendid all year. Novarro added a 
waggish comedy talent to his pleasant voice and his proverbial 
I looks and knocked off three medals for his three li«ht 
romances with music. Baxter, one of the great hits of talkie 
times, scored heavily in his Western romantic pieces. 

In addition, fifteen gentlemen were credited with two hits 
apiece. They were George Arliss. Richard Arlen. Lew Avres, 
Charles Bickford, Ronald Colman. Maurice Chevalier, John 
Gilbert, O. I'. Eieggie, Buster Keaton, Robert Montgomery, 
Chester Morris, Fredric March, Lowell Sherman, Lewis Stone 
and the late Milton Sills. 

Of the veterans in pictures no better year's work was done 
than by Lewis Stone. His two best performances, in "Romance" 
and "The Office Wife." were [ pi EASE TT kn 10 PAGE 104 ] 

John Barrymore as he looked in "General Crack," his 
first talking picture, and a success 

of the thirty-five men and women who had two or more hest performances in PhotoPI W - 

honor roll for 1930. The standings are arrived at hv dividing the number o( picture- 
in which they appeared by the number of their best performances. 


John Barrymore 
Warner Baxter 
William Powell 
Ramon Novarro 


George Arliss 100 

Ronald Colman 100 

John Gilbert 100 

Buster Keaton 
Milton Sills . 
Lew Ayres 
Maurice Chevalier 
Lowell Sherman . 
Edmund Lowe . 
Gary Cooper 
Jack. Oakie 
Richard Aden 
Charles Bickford 
O. P. Heggie 



Robert Montgomery 
Chester Morris 
Fredric March 
Lewis Stone . 

At ! RESS1 S 
Ruth Chatterton 
Greta (iarbo 
Dorothy Jordan 

Marilyn Miller 

Helen Twelvetrees . 

Marion Davies 

Constance Bennett . 

Joan Crawford 

Norma Shearer 

Mary Brian .... 

Marie Dressier 

Jeanette MacDonald . 

Bervl Mercer .... 





Just like one of Evelyn Brent's movie melodramas! The family pup utters weird growls in the middle of the night, 
so Fearless Betty takes a horse-pistol and goes out to investigate. The quaking lady in the rear is our correspondent 

She Eats and Tells/ 

AS nearly as I can remem- 
ber, Harry Collins, one 
of Hollywood's distin- 
guished dressmakers, was 
having the fall showing of his line 
of frocks and I had a couple of 
tickets. I asked Evelyn Brent — 
Betty to me and the rest of Holly- 
wood — to go. She was working, 
so she said, "Come over and spend 
the week-end with me instead." 

I was a little confused myself 
and I couldn't recall that Emily 
Post had ever given such an 
answer to a fashion show invita- 
tion, but I've never been accused of turning down invitations. 

I packed my little black bag, and looking like a lady boot- 
legger, I arrived at the palatial mansion of La Brent and hus- 
band Mons. Harry Edwards, the director. 

I'm a pretty snappy kid. Always first with the latest, so I 
said, "Where's Harry?" 

"He's been over in London for a month," Betty said. "Don't 
you read the papers?" 

Well, I hung my head in what I laughingly call shame and 
followed the maid upstairs (she wasn't going to hide that 
$10.50 bag if I knew anything about it) and made myself fairly 

That's an amazing house. From the outside it looks enor- 
mous, like some ancient white palace, but, in reality, it is small 
and intimate inside. The upstairs consists only of a frivolous 
dressing room, all satin chairs and enormous perfume cabinet 
loaded with hundreds of bottles, a hall and big bath room and 
practical sleeping quarters, almost a sun porch, with twin beds 
and a long table arrangement where Betty has massages. 

Downstairs — spacious living room, dining room, breakfast 
nook, kitchen, bedroom and den. 

Betty had taken off her make-up and changed from her 


Evelyn Brent invites 
our Katherine Albert 
for the week-end, and 
Katie ups and lets us 
in on what happened 

working clothes into a little dinner 
dress. I tried to act as if the 
sleeveless blouse of my suit was 
something you could wear in to 

It was Saturday night, so the 
Sunday papers were spread over 
the floor. Betty went to answer 
the 'phone and I stretched out on 
the divan to look at the papers. 
The divan is all gold velvet so I 
jumped up quickly when Betty 
came in. 

"That's all right," she said. 
"I haven't a piece of furniture 
here that you can't put your feet on or jump up and down on 
if you like. You see, before I married Harry I had just fur- 
nished an apartment of my own and I was pretty attached to 
everything so instead of getting rid of that we simply added 
more things and moved them all here. But I can't bear having 
anything you've got to be careful about. Furniture is to be 
used, isn't it? Well, then, use it." 

TT was funny, but right away I didn't want to jump on any- 
thing — maybe because I knew I could, you old psychologist. 
"I think a couple of people are coming for dinner," Betty 
announced. "They're grand people but they're always late and 
I'm hungry. Maybe I should call them." 

When she came back from the 'phone she said, "Well, it's 
all my own fault. They say I said I'd verify the date if I 
weren't working. Maybe I did. It's just like me. Lord, I'm 

Betty does things well. Her table looked lovely (I wondered 
if she'd let me jump up and down on the stunning spread but 
decided not to ask her) and there is a warmth, a friendly sort 
of glow in the dining room. We had oyster cocktails, fried 
chicken, whipped potatoes, string [please turn to page 120] 

GONE- Another 




M tri a })i Hughes 

A YEAR ago a meek little blonde ingenue 
with a baby voice and a baby face went on 
a vaudeville tour. 
Dozens like her had done it. Dozens 
had failed before the microphone and had made this 
final, and always fatal, step. Well, Esther Ralston 
was through, you said sagely, and that was that. 
But when you said this you did not take into con- 
sideration one George Webb, husband of the baby 

Perhaps you mentioned Webb. Perhaps you remarked, 
along with the rest, that had it not been for him Esther would 
have made Paramount give her a new contract. It was too 
bad, you thought, that she so utterly worshipped the cocky 
e\ vaudevillian who had dominated her life and managed her 
career. That guy Webb sticks his nose in everything. Would 
be a lot better if he let Esther alone. Esther's all right. 

Hut Esther wasn't all right and George knew it. So, one of 
the shrewdest business men of them all out-smarted the picture 
business and returned to Hollywood with a new and vivid star, 
named Esther Ralston! Here's the story. 

A year ago Esther was the victim of old inferiority complex 
number 877-A. Timid, retiring, she yet followed the accepted 

path of the average blonde star. Living, as she did, well and 
luxuriously, she still complained of the hardships of picture 
work, grumbled when she was called on the set before they 
were ready to do her scenes, 
insisted that she have a stand- 
in girl to endure the heat of 
the lights while the camera 
men were lining up, and de- 
manded special luncheons for 
herself on location. These 
things were done and Esther, 
who had in those days about as 
much aggressiveness as a sun 
turtle, did them all. 

Then came the crash. A year 
before her five-year contract 
had expired Paramount wanted 
to release her. But Webb 
made them stick to the clauses 
of the document. And during 
that year, when she was defi- 
nitely slated to go, his mind fairly seethed with plans for her. 

He knew her to be a sweet, mild little thing. He knew, also 
that her voice was inadequate. But old Doc Webb had the 
panacea for both these ills. Vaudeville! 

For three months she worked and at last had an act con- 
sisting of four strenuous dance numbers, which, as Webb said 
later, were just enough to make the audience think she knew 
more than she did. 

hard labor 
turn Esther 
a pungent 
and a sure 


Esther Ralston today — no longer the meek but 

synthetically imperious ingenue, but a poised and 

confident woman who gets what she wants when 

she wants it 

Webb had seen the average movie star-act in vaudeville. 
The star greets her public in a high piping voice, sings an <>1d 
song badly and retires. Esther, he felt, must forget pictures 
and become a vaudevillian. 

She must lead the life, the strenuous, nerve-wracking 
life. She did. 

In Los Angeles she was Dot so forte, for stage fright had 

claimed her for its own. 

only an i ly timid per- 

son knows what manner of 
courage it took for her to step 
before an audience alone and 
do an act which she believed 
she did not do well. Had it 
not been for George standing 
in the wings she could never 
have done it. 

Every performance was a 
new conquest. Every audience 
had to be won singly. Those 
tough vaudeville customers 
had been kidded by film stars 
before. They wanted to 
not a beautiful woman, but a 
good performer. 
It was up to Esther to give it to them. 

She played for forty-two consecutive weeks. In miserable 
tank towns, in theaters whose dressing rooms were not big 
enough to hold both her and her trunk. Twenty minutes after 
the last performance there was always a train to be caught. 
Meals in fifth-rate restaurants between shows. Sometimes 
five shows a dav — never less than three. Every day and 
Sunday, too. Work. Work. Work. [ please tvrn to page 108 ] 

weeks of 

in vaudeville 

Ralston into 

-footed star 




A perfect picture of love in the rough. It's 
Viola Dana and her new hubby, Jimmy' 
Thompson, a young golf pro. We hope he 
and Vi get out of all the sand-pits of domes- 
ticity with good mashie shots. Vi says she's 
"Mrs. Thompson, housewife" 

WHEN Gloria Swanson's interlocutory decree of 
divorce from the Marquis de la Falaise was granted, 
the gentlemen of the press made a headlong dive 
for Hank. 
They did all but tackle the Marquis around the knees and 
bring him crashing to earth. 

With one voice they screamed, "Are you going to marry 
Connie Bennett?" 

The gallant Hank responded in true Gallic style — namely, 
by delicately raising one eyebrow. His mouth, alas, he kept 

On Nov. 6, 1931, the decree, granted for desertion, will 
become final. 

And then, messieurs el mesdames, we shall see what we 
shall see! 

Oh you Hank! You're a sly one, you are. 

HEIGHO, everybody! Pola Negri is threatening to head 
our way again! 

The Perilous Pole says that, now she has tossed off the 
matrimonial shackles that bind her to Mr. Mdivani, she is 
coming back to America and appear in a play, acting right out 
on a stage. 

"A musical dramatic piece," Pola calls it. 

But that isn't all. 

Negri is slaving away at her memoirs, which she threatens 
to call "My Confession." 

"I am going to tell everything," she says. 

Oh lackaday and wirra wirra! If Pola does that, what a 
ruckus there'll be. 

Let's hope she curbs her temperament and uses a little dis- 



A little statue for a very good girl indeed. Conrad 
Nagel presenting Norma Shearer with the award 
of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and 
Sciences for what it called the best performance 
of the past year — her work in "The Divorcee." 
And very well deserved, we say 

Else there may be a run on the Bank of England, or some- 
thing equally fatal to the welfare of the world. 

NEW YORK was hysterical lately. 
Greta Garbo was reported attend'ng theatrical first 
nights — at least, Broadway reporters put it in their papers. 
At the next premiere there were more people in the street than 
in the theater. 

No dice. It turned out to be one of the many thousand 
cheap road companies of the great Swede which are now in- 
festing the Republic. 

The shows' press agents are suspected. 

Any sap who can't tell a phony Garbo from the real isn't 
fit to be a ship news reporter on Pikes Peak. And if the re- 
porters took this on faith from the press agents and then 
printed it, they're simply bum newspapermen and should be 
booted into Circulation Alley. The idee! Getting us all 
worked up like that! 

/ *T^HEY'RE telling the story about the supervisor who, 
after a preview, introduced one writer to another. 
"Say," said the first, after they had shaken hands and 
the second writer had walked away, "isn't that the fellow 
who collaborated on this story with me?" 

I" a certain Hollywood extra girl may boast for the rest of 
, her life, "am the girl who kicked Mary Pickford in the 
middle of her career — and got paid for it!" 

It was during a scene in "Kiki." The action called for the 



Cal York 

nd Studios 


Their night of nights! Amos and Andy before 
the new Mayfair Theater, New York, the night 
"Check and Double Check" opened on Broad- 
way. Left to right, Mr. and Mrs. Charles J. 
Correll (Andy) and Freeman Gosden (Amos). 
The boys are dressed up pretty high, what? 

star, cast as a street gamin, to be sent reeling by another girl's 
aptly placed boot. 

Director Sam Taylor picked one of the extras in the scene to 
do the kicking. 

"You kit k Miss Pickford," he said. 

"Where?" asked the girl. 

Taylor answered her. 

The girl and Mary rehearsed the scene. The girl was ti><> 
sparing of the royal anatomy. 

"Harder!!!" bellowed Taylor. 

Next time the girl followed instructions. Mary went 
staggering across a street. 

"Swell," said Taylor. "Now we'll get all set to shoot it 

Mary is reported to have preferred a buffet supper that 

And the extra girl is planning to preserve her right shoe, 
under glass, for posterity. 

Till". Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has 
made its annual awards for the best picture work done 
during the year ending in July. 
They are — 

The best picture, "AH Quiet on the Western Front." 
The best director, Lewis Milestone, who made "All Quiet." 
Best actor, George Arliss, for "Disraeli.'' 
Best actress. Norma Shearer, for "The Divorcee." 
Best screen writing, Frances Marion, for "The Big House." 
Best art direction, "King of Jazz." 

The scoop of scoops! We present, with 
seemly blushes of pardonable pride, the first 
picture of Charles (Ex-Buddy Rogers smok- 
ing a cigarette. It's a scene from his recent 
"Heads Up ". Is Chuck going he-man on us, 
after all these sweet years? 

Best photography, the two boys who went into th< 
arctic with Admiral Byrd. 

All the winners get little statu. their visible ; 

But what publicity! 

TV/TACK SENNETT reads, in a trade daily, a rumor that 
■*" he and Marjorie Beebe are going to get married. 

He strokes his grey hair and replies: 

"It's not true— BUT it's the highest compliment paid me 
in a long time." 


\RV PICKFORD'S miniature golf course was held up 
and robbed of midget receipts v ~ : 
And they said those things threatened the talk: 

AND did you hear about the merry wag who played a s>'lo 
game on a Hollywood golf course for practically a whole 
evening, and tacked up this sign as he left: 
"Opened by mistake." 

\_X7E report that William Powell and Carole Lombard 
are "that way" about each other at the present time. 

It used to be plain Carol, but after a visit to a numerologist 
she added a vowel. 

It seems quite right to us for the sophisticated blonde 
to be attracted to one of Bill Powell's type. 

AND who'd ever have thought that Douglas Fairbanks, 
would play comedy under Charlie Chaplin's direction? 
It's true- in one scene, anyway. That'll be in "Reaching 
for the Moon." wherein Fairbanks and Bebe Daniels are 
starred, with Edmund Goulding directing. 


How's this for a figure, magnificently encased 
in a silver gown? It's the new Ina Claire, 
minus considerable poundage, as she appears 
in the leading role in the new Paramount, 
"The Royal Family." Yes, sir, Mrs. John 
Gilbert's an ingenue once more ! 

It so happened that on the day Charlie visited the United 
Artists studio recently, Fairbanks and Bebe were working in 
a farce cocktail-drinking scene. 

Charlie stepped on the stage and watched. After a while 
he shook his head. 

"The tempo," he said, "is all wrong." 

"How?" they asked. 

"Watch," said Charlie. Then, without the trick shoes, 
moustache, cane or hat, Charlie did the scene in pantomime- 
playing each part — Fairbanks', Bebe's and even Edward 
Everett Horton's. 

"There," said he, "that's the way it SHOULD be." 

"Do it that way," ordered Goulding. 

Fairbanks, Bebe and Horton did. And Chaplin directed 
while Goulding stood by and watched. 

A USTIN gag, No. 548,279— 

■"■ Disgruntled actor, who failed to get a contract, 
expresses his opinion of the producer who declined to 
hire him: 

"Say, I just seen ALL of So-and-So's friends riding 
down Hollywood Boulevard in an Austin, beating bass 


This little mite of Sepia has for his daddy a long, 
loose-jointed colored boy who could be one of 
pictures' great comics if he tended to business. 
It's Stepin Fetchit, Jr., in the arms of his mother. 
Pappy was on the Coast making a picture at 

THAT Garbo just will have a private life no matter what 

The other day she dined in a very high-priced restaurant and, 
when she discovered she was being stared at, she got up and 
left her dinner upon the table. 

Most of the Hollywood stars cheered her for the gesture and 
spouted the usual platitudes about their private lives being 
their own. 

They're always doing that, but Ramon Novarro was honest 
enough to speak the truth. He said: 

"As long as I put myself in a public position, I've no kick 
coming. I get paid for it." 

That's more like it. 

TT THEN Director Herbert Brenon was released from a 
W sanitarium where he suffered a nervous breakdown he 
was given a certificate declaring that he was perfectly well 

The other day on the set he had an argument with an 
electrician, during which the juicer said, "Oh, you're crazy." 

"Listen," said Brenon, "I've got a paper to prove I'm not — 
which is more than you have." 

'"pHEY'RE saying that old man stork is hovering around 
little Bessie Love's back door. Bessie says 'taint so, 
but that's what Norma Shearer said for a long time. 
You just can't believe these blessed eventers. 

OF course, nobody would suspect Paramount's press-agents 
of such things, BUT . . . 

Clara Bow gets columns of publicity about gambling at 
Calneva, and her next picture turns out to be a gambling story 
entitled "No Limit." 

And Jack Oakie, according to the newspapers across the 
country, gets into a run-in with Chicago gangsters because he 
wouldn't contribute to a fund they were getting up and, it is 
announced that, in revenge, Oakie is put "on the spot" by the 

And Jack Oakie's next picture, strange to relate, is titled 
"On the Spot." 

Ever see a live marquis at work? Here's your 
chance! The Marquis de la Falaise, etc., at his 
desk at the Radio Pictures studio in Hollywood, 
where he supervises foreign versions. Hank 
says nothing on the Connie Bennett situation, 
though Gloria has divorced him 

CRASH! Two automobiles occupied the same space on 
Sunset Boulevard, in Hollywood, at the same moment. 
Out of the wreckage of one crawled Hoot Gibson, shaken up 
and bruised. 

Out of the remains of the other clambered its ex-driver, cut 
and bruised. 

He surveyed Hoot Gibson and recognized him. 
"You," he grunted, "ought to stick to horses." 
Then they took him to the hospital. 

IT would be tough on a certain Yale sophomore if Mary Pick- 
ford, Gloria Swauson, si al, should move out of Beverly Hills. 

The V. S. is Martin Tyler. He, too, lives in Beverly Hills. 
Four years ago, while he was a high school lad, he and a friend 
used to play tennis on a court at one of the district's busier 

Many autoists used to stop and interrupt the game to ask the 
way to Pickfair. 

By and by. Tyler got wise to himself. He stopped playing 
tennis and had a sign painted: 

"Guide to Movie Stars' Homes." He charged twenty-live 
cents for showing autoists how to get to the various players' 

It worked so well that he organized a company with another 
lad as partner. 

They bought an automobile and charged one dollar per for 
driving tourists around the star-home district. 

It's paying Tyler's way through college. He himself works 
during vacations; during college months, he hires other youths 
to do the guiding. 

WHAT a lazy girl! 
For five weeks Joan Crawford worked every day (ex- 
cept Sunday) on "Within the Law." 

It's Joan's picture, certainly, for she is in almost every scene. 
Immediately that drama was finished "Dance, Fools, Dance " 
was awaiting her. 

She managed, however, to have a week off between pictures, 
but it wasn't a week of rest, for she had to have twelve frocks 
made and fitted and had to learn two dance routines. 


Who said that actresses didn't have books? 
Little Lois Moran gives that yarn the lie. 
She's getting off at the New York deppo with 
no less than six— together with jewels and 
make-up. Lois is going on the Broadway 
stage after a vacation, she reports 

IT was one of those large and distinguished audiences in high 
hats and Rolls-Royces that turned out to give a local girl a 
hand during the local opera season. 

The little girl's name is Hope Hampton. She looked beauti- 
ful and her costumes were enough to make the price of film go 

She sang "Manon. ' 

Everybody who was anybody, my dear, could be found in 
the audience. 

All the picture people who don't, as a rule, go in much for 
opera, appeared, including — yes, sir — Greta tiarbo. 

(~\NA MUNSON and Eddie Buzzell, that cute little 
^married pair of stage and screen note, are reported 
on a year's "trial separation." 

Get together, kids. Let bygones be gone-bys.' 

Yi >l" probably believe Dolores Del Rio is a Spanish name, 
and it is. 
But the odd thing is that the Spanish newspapers most 
customarily call her Lolita Del Rio, instead of Dolores. 
"Lolita" is an affectionate term they give her. 




A boy and a girl, a 
pullman car, and 
what happened at 
the end of the line 

HE pretended to be reading his magazine, but over its 
edge he was watching with alert interest the curly 
blonde head that had boarded the train at Chicago. 
The girl was traveling alone. He was alone, too, 
except for the secret that was accompanying him on the long 
journey to Hollywood. 

She removed her snug hat and he caught half of the little 
round face, with its big brown eyes and pouty mouth, primping 
in the slither of train mirror. But he missed none of the details 
— the shiny, patent leather luggage initialed M M, regarding 
which she cautioned the porter, the blue traveling suit with 
blue shoes to match — they twinkled when she sat down and 
crossed her shapely legs, and the gay corsage of orchids nodding 
at her shoulder. 

The main thing was that she was traveling alone and he 
would have the pleasant prospect of knowing her better. 

Before the curly, blonde head had made its appearance there 
had not been a single bright thing to look forward to during 
those four long days on the train. He had carefully scrutinized 
the other passengers in the pullman — two fat, laughing sales- 
men, mysteriously boisterous; an old-maidish school teacher; 
a middle-aged man and his wife on a second honeymoon, and 
four guttural Italians. Then the blonde head had boarded the 
dull pullman, and the sun had come out. 

HE smiled a welcome across the aisle. But his smile went 
past her and out of the window. He shuffled down the aisle 
a dozen times for a dozen drinks of water, passing her seat each 
time. But she did not notice him the twelfth time any more 
than she had the first. 

"Would vou like to borrow mv magazine?"' 

"No, thank you." 

"Hot, isn't it?" 

"Yes, thank you!" She seemed to be troubled. A little 
pucker came and sat where her dimple had flashed. 

"Going all the way?" 

"Yes, all the way!" Then she burst into tears and rushed 
off to the washroom. 

He regarded the empty plush seat moodily, the luggage with 
its intriguing M M, her paper hat-bag fastened to the hook like 
a balloon tugging to fly away, the scampering landscape out- 
side her window, all the time wondering what had brought her 
tears, the poor little thing! 

He must help her. But what could he do? The voice of the 
dining room porter with his "first call fuh lunch" was the 

And when she returned, bright-eyed and freshly powdered, 
there was the luncheon table set for two between their seats. 

"Won't you be my guest?" he invited. "It's awfully lone- 
some eating alone." 

"It is lonesome," she agreed shyly, edging into her place. 
" 'Scuse me for — for crying — " 


"Nothing serious, I hope," helpfully. 

She gazed tight-lipped out of the window. 
"I'll tell you about it some other time," 
soberly. Then she grew bright again. " Mm, 
pickles. I love pickles." 

"Knew you did." 

She bit into one, laughed so that the / 

dimple came back into being, passed him 
the dish of olives, and dropped three lumps 
of sugar into his coffee. 

"How did you know it was three?" 

"I know a lot about you — " laughing 

He blinked into the bottom of his coffee 
cup. Who was she? Was she a detective? 
How much did she know? How, with such a guileless face, 
could she be anything but innocent? He was certain his secret 
was safe, and the fleeting moments added to that certainty. 

IT was very cozy here in the niche of the two pullman seats. 
It was as if this little household were theirs alone, as if the 
outer fringe of world made up of passengers, porters and con- 
ductors did not matter. 

"Yes, I'm in banking," he confided over the after-lunch 
cigarette. He came very close to the brink of telling her that 
he was carrying a hundred thousand dollars in his vest pocket, 
that he had stolen this money from a bank in Philadelphia, that 
he was a fugitive from justice and a dangerous character. 

Suppose he confided this, what would she do? She would 
probably scream, pull the emergency bell cord, stop the train 
with a grinding of brakes, and summon the conductor to call 
the police. But there was a reason why he must tell her, if not 
now, then later. He must tell her. 

"Yes, I'm a banker — " 

A brown eyebrow became an incredulous question mark upon 
the white brow. 

"A banker? How nice! ' 




b VE ! 

Beth Brown 

"Name, please?" had 
come a business-like voice 
from behind the grille work 
at Central Casting Bureau. 
"Mary Manners," she 
had answered. And then 
the grille work opened and 
a head emerged 

He did seem rather young for a banker, not more than 
twenty-five, perhaps only twenty-three. His brown tweed suit 
was cut in carelessly comfortable fashion, his brown brogues 
were generous and heavy as if they were accustomed to make 
firm use of Mother Earth. His blue eyes were kind, truthful 
and inquisitive. They seemed to be asking all sorts of personal 
questions of her, which she must try to evade. 

She must not encourage questions until she had worked out 
a plan. She had decided to do this from the first moment she 
saw him. She must think fast and have her plan all ready 
before they saw each other again. 

" 1 did enjoy lunch. Thank you. Now I think I'll take a nap. 
Goodbye!'' and she waved gaily as if she were going off on a 
long journey, and then merely took a step across the aisle. 

"Here, take this extra pillow!'* and he punched it as if he 
were angry with it because it was going to be so close to her. 

I II mttrateA 

Frank Godwin 

pillow acquired a hollow that just fitted her curly head, 
bet vou're married," she teased. "You have the right 

ISO I were married!' - and his eyes added "to you." 
regarded her intently. "Qf course, you're DOt?" 

' \ \" and right there she made up her mind as to a plan. 
"Maybe you'll come to my house for dinner?" waving t'> 
his compartment. 

' I'd ratlur see you after dinner, on the observation car." 
'That'll be nice. The moon and I will be there with rings 
on! Now enjoy your nap." 

To give her the proper semblance of privacy, he screened him- 
self behind a tall magazine, watching one-eyed over her slum- 
bers with a knightly feeling, quieting the porter and the loudest 
of the passengers, and gesticulating eloquently to the conductor 
to come back later for her ticket and Dot wake her r. 

Her head was buried deep into the pillow. All he could see 
was a halo of gold curls, and peeping from her skirts, one round 
silken knee. She was a very tiny thing, and she looked even 
tinier when she cried, but bush,: w\ if sht 

a lady detective he would tell her all about the bank robi 
in his own way. 

* * * 

" TT is a beautiful moon." she agreed. They were all alone on 
JLthe observation platform, all alone in a romantic, moonlit 
world. "And those hills running away from us as if they're 
frightened—" The train shuffled and sang, the rails glimm 
and blinked, wise-eyed. 

Behind her elbowing chair was the cosy comfort of the lighted 
writing room with its call to relax. [ PLEASE turn to pack 114 ] 

^^//ollywood's Only 
(Contented ]VI an 


UP IN the Hollywood hills, 
just off the widening stream 
of traffic along Cahuenga 
Pass, lives Hollywood's only 
contented man. He has retired with a competence, not a for- 
tune, and has no desire to return to pictures. Fame was his, 
yet he has walked away from it all, and is content. 

This astonishing person, this riddle, this calm philosopher 
whom you may see of an afternoon on the terrace of his home, 
reading, with his two fox terriers beside him, is J. Warren 
Kerrigan, one of the earliest of picture idols and hero of "The 
Covered Wagon." 

"I am very happy," he says. "Xo, I don't miss the studios 
at all. As for the life of Hollywood, I never was a part of that. 
In my picture days, I worked hard, I had my own company, 
and with my invalid mother and brother, I had little time for 

"I've never been to a movie premiere in my life. Personal 
appearances are a good racket, in a way, but I hate feeling that 
I have to open my mouth for the curious to count my teeth. 
I don't like crowds, and this dress-up and artificial business 
seems false and senseless to me. 

"Marry? Well, I never did because all the girls seemed to 
get wise to me. I was engaged several times, but the girls 
didn't want me, I guess. But then, while there's life, there's 
hope." All this with a chuckle. 

Kerrigan today is a handsome man. Gray about the temples, 
muscularly built, perfect teeth shining in an engaging smile that 
ripples off into dimples in each 
cheek, with glowing health, and 
the quiet humor of the philosopher 
in his eyes. 


J.Warren Kerrigan's goodbye to pictures. Warren 

and Lois in a scene from "The Covered Wagon," 

his last film. At this time Lois and Warren were 

said to be romancing 'round 

By Rosalind Shaffer 

Becoming serious, he added, "You 
know, Hollywood and its marriages 
scare a thoughtful person. I guess 
my brother Wallie will raise the fam- 
ily for me. You know Wallie. He used to have the United 
Costume company, and at one time was Mary Pickford's man- 
ager. He has three boys." 

We wondered about Lois Wilson. She had been one of Ker- 
rigan's romances, had worked with him in pictures for over 
five years, and had been with him in "The Covered Wagon." 
Her name brought this response: 

"Lois Wilson is a wonderful girl, a lovely girl of a lovely 
family. She was always the flower of them all, personally and 
professionally. I saw her recently — still the same Lois." 

"T TOW was it, that after making such a come-back from 
JL J.your retirement, in ' The Covered Wagon,' you never went 
on with your screen career?" I asked, as I rubbed the ear of 
the little Missus Fox Terrier in a conciliatory manner. 

"I really made 'The Covered Wagon' to satisfy my mother. 
I had turned it down several times, before she finally persuaded 
me that I should go back to the screen. You see this retiring 
business has always been a dream of mine. I wanted to get 
away from it all before I got so wrapped up in it that I could 
not get away. After the success I had out at Universal, back in 
those days when Frank Borzage, Harold Lloyd, Hal Roach, 
Jack Holt, John Gilbert and Leatrice Joy were part of that big 
family out there in the valley, I wanted to retire, and I did. 

But mother wanted me to go back. 
"Then after 'The Covered 
Wagon' I made a few more films — 
'Girl of the Golden West' with 

J. Warren Kerrigan, one of 
filmland's earliest idols, 
watches from his Happy 
Valley home Hollywood's 
mad pageant thunder by 


When Kerrigan was "Jack, the Flappers' Joy." 
This is a scene from a 1915 two-reeler 

Picture of Hollywood's only contented man taking his 

ease. Stretched out on the lawn of his home, with pup 

and paper, Kerrigan watches the Hollywoodians rush past 

in their mortgaged motors 

Eddie Carewe, a picture with Harry Carson, and in 1924 
'Captain Blood' for Vitagraph. Hut they were nunc of them 
another 'Wagon.' 'Captain Blood.' planned as a big production, 
faded to create a stir because at that time Warner Brothers 
were negotiating to buy Vitagraph and the picture never had 
any exploiting. I dropped out. I had had enough. 

"The pai e is too strenuous now. Look at the tine men who 
have broken under the strain; Lon Chaney and now Milton 
Sills. Many others, who are continually dashing to the moun- 
tains or the seashore in search of rest for their tired ner 
only to come back and expend their energy again in the terrific 

"I have my house and garden. I like to putter around, and 
then my financial interests require some of my time. I I 
trips last year it was Panama, Cuba and Havana. This 
year it will be Mexico City, and a trip back by the \\ 
for the fishing. Canada will be my trip for next year, with 
hunting and fishing. I intend to sell my house. All the old 
neighbors have moved away and the crowds on the road are 
so thick I have trouble backing out of my garage. 

"V\ THEN the house is sold. I'm going to Kurope for a g 

VV Icing trip. Then I'll set myself upon a ranch in the valley. 
I think I have the right outlook. If I had more would 
be a burden looking after it. I have. I think, what the others 
dream of having some day. I like to see a picture, after the 
first night hullabaloo is over. Of the new star>. Lawrence 
Tibbctt is my favorite. I have all his records and never tire 
playing them. I like Wallace Beery, too. Wasn't he grand in 
'The Big House?' Mary Pickford is still my favorite of the 
women stars. 

"Some day. if someone offers me a really good role. I might 
do a picture, just for the fans who still continue writii . 
me, some of whom I have corresponded with for fifteen and 
sixteen years. I sometimes meet very lovely people, fans who 
come to Hollywood and look me up. It's pleasant. 

" \ chauffeur who used to work for me in the old days at 
Universal dropped in to ha\e a chat with me on the veranda 
not long ago. He told me that [ please tvrn to page 105 ] 



ILLICIT— Warners 

WELL, here's another big triumph for that perfectly 
grand actress, Barbara Stanwyck, who impressed her- 
self on film audiences in "Ladies of Leisure." 

This film, daring as youth, is amazingly unconventional 
in both treatment and theory. It tells the story of a girl, 
who, knowing what marriage does to people, does not want 
to wed her lover. But she discovers the stone wall of con- 
vention too formidable a rival for her freedom of thought. 
The picture will make you think, but more, you will be 
entertained by the naturalness of the dialogue, the restraint 
of the direction and the perfection of Miss Stanwyck's per- 
formance. There could have been a happier choice for male 
lead than James Rennie, but the rest of the cast, outstand- 
ing among them Charles Butterworth, is splendid. 


THE BAT WHISPERS— United Artists 

SWALLOW a sedative, grasp your nerves firmly in both 
hands, set your teeth, and go look at this daddy of all 
mystery thrillers. It's got everything — but we mustn't tell. 
Because after you're all limp at the finish, you're ordered to 
stay in your seat and Chet Morris walks onto the screen in 
nicely pressed evening clothes and says please not to go out 
and give it all away. Roland West and his cameramen de- 
serve high praise for direction and photography. Only in 
certain much-discussed foreign pictures have there been 
camera feats of equal effectiveness. 

Morris, in the lead, is excellent, but equally memorable 
is the work of a grand supporting cast — particularly Maude 
Eburne, Grace Hampton and Gustav Yon Seyffertitz. 

Released, too, in wide-screen size — and it's grander yet. 




(rbg. u. 8. pat. orr.) M J 

A Review of the New Pictures 



HERE'S willrogersing at its best. And what more do 
you need to know? 

"Lightnin' " was the stage play that made the late Frank 
Bacon famous. It centers, you recall, about the Reno 
divorce mill and the hotel that's built across the Nevada- 
California State line. "Lightnin"' has been transferred 
from the stage to the screen without losing one sparkle of 
its brilliant lines— and to top it off, they've added other 
lines that are every whit as good as the originals. 

Of course, the role is a "natural" for Will Rogers. As the 
shiftless, whimsical, truth-embroidering Bill Jones, he's a 
nine-reel scream. Call it the best role of his screen career, 
and you'll not be far wrong. 

The producers backed him up with as aptly-chosen a 
cast as has ever made a picture. Louise Dresser as the 
wife, and Joel McCrea and George Cohan's daughter, 
Helen, as the love interest, are particularly good. 

Director Henry King has done splendid things with the 
story and as for backgrounds — well, it still goes to show that 
old lady nature is still a darned sight better scene painter 
than the craftiest artists in Hollywood. 

If you have something else to do, postpone it and see 
"Lightnin' " anyway. You'll feel better about everything. 


The Best Pictures «>l the Month 


II i K IT INI BAT \\ lllsl'l RS 



The Best Performances of the Month 

Will Rogers in "I.ightnm' " 
I. must- DrClltl in "1-igKfnin* " 

Constaiuc Bennett in "Sin Take-. .1 Holiday" 

B.irlur.i Sttnwyck in "Illicit" 

Chester Moms in "The Bat Whispers" 

Joan < r.isvtm.l in "Within the Law" 

Richard Cromwell in Tol'ablc David" 

Joan Peers m "Tol .ihle David" 

C. Henry Gordon in "Renegades" 

Warner Baxter in "Renegades" 

Kay Francis in "Passion Flower" 

Jcancttc MacDonald in "Oh, Tor a Man!" 

Edmund Lowe in "Scotland Yard" 

Grace Moore in "New Moon" 

Lawrence Tibbett in "New Moon' 
Casts of all photopLiys rwmvtd will be found on page 126 



THE story of this picture is as right as most great stories 
are. And the things that make it a grand film are the 
dialogue that sparkles and crackles like a winter tire on a 
friendly hearth; the acting which is perfect from the 
"ole miss" of sophistication, Constance Bennett, to the 
smallest bit player; and the clothes — oh lady, what clothes! 

The kind you see at the Colony Club in New York or the 
Kmbassy Club in Hollywood. They're not the musical 
comedy variety, either. You girls had better take along 
your note-books. It's all about a plain little stenographer 
who marries her employer to save him from being involved 
with the other woman. She goes to Europe to forget or 
something and returns, not a sadder but a wiser girl, to win 
back her husband in name only. 

Sounds pretty terrible, doesn't it? But hold on there, 
don't judge until you see it. It's smooth, modern as next 
year's hat. and charming. You fans will cat it up. First 
and biggest laurel wreath goes to Constance Bennett 
(although it won't be as becoming as her own, smooth 
blonde marcelL Rita La Roy, that constant other woman, 
is one of those girls you won't forget. And Kenneth 
MacKenna and Basil Rathbone. the first the husband, the 
other the lover, are both grand. Don't miss this. 


it 1 1 m\ nil i IH \t-G-M 

E\ 1 R^ BODY thought Joan Crawford daring when she 
insisted on Bayard VeOler's famous underworld drama 
for her first straight dramatic role. 

Since Jane Cowl introduced this to the stage in I'M 2 and 
Alice Joyce made the picture in 1917, with Norma Tal- 
madge following in 1923, it was courageous of any actn 
try to make a better one. But you don't know our Joan. 
She offers the surprise of your life in the real person she 
makes of Mary Turner, the girl whom the law ruined. 

Another surprise is the leading man. Kent Douglass, 
who comes from the stage and proves himself different ami 
sincere. A great supporting cast includes Robert Armstrong. 
Marie Prevost, Hale Hamilton, John Miljan and others. 
Excellent dramatic entertainment. 


\/u \u><>\ M-G-M 

THIS melodious, dramatic operetta brings one of the 
greatest combinations in screen history to the fore — 
Lawrence Tibbett and Crace Moore, both Metropolitan 
Opera song-bird.-. It was a smash on the stage, and it is a 
beauty bright on the screen. It's now Russian, with Mi-> 
Moore making a gorgeous princess and Tibbett playing a 
dashing lieutenant. It's full of color and drama, and you 
may think you've heard "Lover Come Back to Me" sung — 
but you haven't until you've heard this brilliant pair. 

There is some new music in the score, but "Stout Hearted 
Men." the baritone's big moment, has been retained for 
Larry. Music-drama of the first rate. As long as companies 
can make song pictures like this, there will always be room 
for them on anv screen in the world. 



Here's Your Monthly Shopping List! 



— Fox 

THIS is a pretty grand film, even in the light of its great 
silent version of a decade back. Young Richard Cromwell, 
newcomer, is no Barthelmess yet, but he has great moments as 
the beaten little hill-billy, and a fine performance is given by 
Joan Peers as the girl. Noah Beery and George Duryea also 
shine. Excellently directed, and a thriller. Young Cromwell's 
a real comer. 

WARNER BAXTER, the Foreign Legion and Director 
Victor Fleming share honors in this exciting story of 
battle and love on the North African sands. Warner's buddies 
in the Legion are excellently played by Noah Beery, George 
Cooper and Gregory Gave, and the charmer is our friend, 
Myrna Loy. But next to Baxter the best acting is done by 
C. Henry Gordon, as his captain 




— Warners 

THE picture version of Kathleen Norris' novel is not as 
fundamentally true as the book, though audiences not 
familiar with it will like the film tremendously. Kay Johnson 
and Kay Francis handle difficult roles well, but Charles Bick- 
ford, while physically like Dan, lacks romantic appeal. ZaSu 
Pitts furnishes her usual unsurpassed comedy relief. Another 
solution of the eternal triangle. 

WHAT laughs! Winnie Lightner, Charles Butterworth 
and Charles Judels simply pour out rough, loud fun. 
The story is about the adventures of two feminine song pluggers 
who make a splurge in Havana's speedier drinking and racing 
set. All-Technicolor, of the better grade. Irene Delroy and 
Jack Whiting, the love interest, mean little. But Winnie and 
the boys are great. 




First National 


ALICE WHITE is starred in this gangster picture and Neil 
Hamilton and Edward Robinson have prominent roles. 
Story hasn't particular novelty but is well directed and acted. 
Alice's voice is good, but Sol Polito didn't photograph her as 
beautifully as he knows how. Suspense is sustained throughout 
and action is fast enough for fair entertainment. Alice's fans 
will believe she deserves better stories. 


EDDIE QITLLAN'S youth and freshness (and is he fresh!) 
breeze through this story of gamblers and gunmen. Neither 
could we imagine the fawn-like Eddie in such company, but 
you don't have to believe it all to injoy it. True to the old 
adage, Eddie's luck at cards almost wrecks his luck in loving 
Miriam Seegar, the blonde heart interest. Plenty of action, 
some thrills, some laughs. 

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II \>>u think you had fun with the Cohens ami the Kcllys in 
Paris, Scotland, and elsewhere, you have some idea of the riot 

in store with these two comedians when they hit the shores of 
Africa. It's a scream from start to finish. Charlie Murray 
and George Sidney at their best, with Vera Gordon and k.ite 
Price being devoted wives until they land in a harem. Don't 

miss this. 

ONI", of the month's brightest, without a doubt — the story 
of a grand opera star who marries a burglar. A farcical 
notion which • • ol it> excellent treatment In- 

Direct or Hamilton M< ladden and the merry acting of Jeanette 
M;u Donald and Reginald Denny, in the leads V' t work also 
by Warren Hymer, Marjorie White and Alison Skipworth. 
A worthy winner. 



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SHIP Radio 


IX spite of the fact that Jack Oakie, Harry Green and Eugene 
Pallette are hurled into this matter to dig laughs, the new 
Oakie starring picture doesn't make the grade. Jack takes the 
place of a chap who will inherit $2,000,000 if he serves in the 
navy for a year. That's enough plot and enough misunder- 
standing. Lillian Roth, her contract about up, is buried. Albert 
Conti is also in the troupe. 

LOUIS WOLHEIM again proves the difficulty of both acting 
in and directing a picture. Louis, grand actor though 
he is, doesn't quite make it go. He plays the captain of a trad- 
ing ship who falls in love with Mary Astor, and who can blame 
him?* His attempt at a romantic role can hardly be retarded 
as a happy one. Others in the cast are Ian Keith and Hugh 
Herbert. Doesn't stand up. 



SCOTl Wl> 
) \RI> Pot 

A GRAND story gone wrong. There was a real chance to 
make this the thrilling story of the devoted nurses' part 
in the world war, but this picture is, bv turns, gruesome and 
silly. June Walker (stage), ZaSu Pitts, Marie Prevost, Robert 
Montgomery, Robert Ames and Helen Jerome Eddy do varying 
work in the leads, and Anita Page comes to another tragic 
end. A sad disappointment, this picture. 

THERE isn't a more consistently good actor in pictures 
than Edmund Lowe, and Eddie proves it again in this 
rattling good story of crime and its detection. Lowe doubles 
as an escaped crook and as the titled but profligate spouse of 
little Joan Bennett. Smartly directed by William K. Howard, 
this film carries a wallop, and is tine talkie entertainment. 
I Additional reviews on page '. - 

c /hey Hitch Their 

Sue Carol and her 
devoted secretary, 
Alice Scannell. It 
was Alice who ad- 
vised Sue to an- 
nounce her marriage 
to Nick Stuart and 
end the snooping by 


EVERYONE has a balance-wheel. If you'll hand 
me your watch a second I'll show you. You 
won't? But I can't show you on mine because 
it's in hock. Go ahead and hand me your watch. 
I'll stand right here. 

Now, if you look closely, you'll see two tiny wheels. 
One is a driving wheel. The other acts as a balance or 
check upon it. If the drive-wheel races ahead too fast 
or becomes too slow, the balance-wheel slows or speeds 
it to the correct tempo. 

Which is enough natural history for one day. Just 
remember (and I promise this is all) that the balance- 
wheel acts as a governor or corrective. It regulates. 

These Hollywood people, whom we keep telling you 
are no different from anyone else, also have their balance- 
wheels. Alice White, for instance, has her grandmother, a 
Mrs. Alexander. Now Alice, who most often portrays the 
flighty, quick-tempered American girl, is more or less that way 
in real life. She's thoroughly alive and kicking. She has 
thousands of what she considers swell ideas which, placed in 
the Frigidaire a while, turn out to be not so hot after all. Her 
grandmother is, so to speak, her Frigidaire. It works like this. 

Not so long ago someone printed a string of girls' pictures 
over the caption: "The Six Most Beautiful Girls in Hollywood." 
Alice's was among them and she thought it was just dandy. 
The world, she reflected, had at last got wise to itself. So 
thinking, she rushed over to grandma with the magazine to 
give her a treat. She found Grandma Alexander at her 

" Look ! " burst our Alice, holding up the sheet. " Now maybe 
you'll believe I'm good! " The old lady put down an unfinished 
sock and adjusted her spectacles. "Right pretty girls," she 
finally said, "but who's that one in the corner?" 

"That," said Alice, "is a Miss Alice White. Maybe you've 
heard of her." Chuckling, grandma picked up the sock. 
"These modern reporters," she cackled, "don't care what they 
print, do they?" She then told Alice a few things, among 
which was that she should leave this beautiful stuff to girls like 
Billie Dove and Corinne Griffith, who are good looking without 
benefit of Max Factor, and that she, Alice, should concentrate 
on the qualities God gave her. 

"You're cute, Alice," she said, "and vivacious and lovable. 


George Jenner, 
George Arliss' "gen- 
tleman's gentle- 
man." Jenner it is 
who looks out for the 
frail star. He's par- 
ticularly careful in 
the matter of drafts 



But beautiful? " She sighed. " And the doctor," she concluded, 
"said I shouldn't laugh, too. Hurts my side." 

The same thing happened when she took her new car around 
to grandma, with the hope of getting a batch of Ohs! and Ahs! 
Instead, she got a verbal whipping. Grasping her firmly by 
the hand, Mrs. Alexander took her around back and showed 
her an old battered Dodge that her grandfather, who has so 
much dough it gets in his hair, is glad to drive. "You'll ride 
in one like this some day and like it," she chirped, "if you 
don't learn to save your money." It took. Today Alice has 
gone four per cent. 

SUE CAROL has a balance-wheel in the person of one Alice 
Scannell, whom she engaged as secretary, but who turned out 
to be the whole works. This Miss Scannell seems to know a 
few things. She picks out Sue's clothes and buys the tricky 
furnishings for her house that are so easy to go wrong on. She 
also chooses the pictures of Sue that are sent to her fans and 
stands ready at all times with high-powered advice. One trick 
alone of hers would make her worth the money. To this effect: 
the secret marriage of Sue and Nick began playing tricks on 

One reporter found Nick's pajamas in Sue's closet. Another 
was present when a lusty-lunged laundryman announced for 
all to hear: "Mr. Stuart's laundry!"' You know reporters (if 
you'll admit it) and what these jewels meant to them. Things 
began to be whispered. It looked bad for Nick and Sue until 
Alice, with that old level head, came to the rescue. "Announce 


agons to 



— and then they put on the brakes! Hollywood's 

full of men and wome n w ho keep the players 

from kicking over the traces 

Robert Fouler 

your marriage," she begged, "and save 
your reputations." Which is exactly 
v. liat they did. 
Besides sisters and managers and pro- 

Fessiona] soothers of one kind or another, 
Richard 1 >ix has an out and out balance- 
wheel in the person of Gunboat Smith, 
one time world's champion pug. Now 
Gunner's influence on Richard is in- 
sidious and deadly. That is, it works. 

Many \ ago (and this tale didn't 
come out of a publicist's scrapbook) 
Richard saw Gunner scrap in New York. 
He was drawn to him. There was a 
gameness about him that Dix liked. 
Half-way out the exit Rates he was ac- 
d by Smith. "Ain't you Richard 
Dix?" the Gunner is reported to have 
said. Dix supposed he was. "Well," 
Gunner went on, "you look lousy in 
your tight sequent i 

\>>w that's pretty bald stuff. Coming 
from some other man on some other 
occasion, it might have been cause for 
battle. (At least word battle, because 

and after all, this was the Gunboat himself. 1 ) But it happened 
to work the other way on Dix. Fact is, Richard had never 
been overly satisfied with the way his movie rights looked. 
They were too — too pretty! So he had Gunner show him how- 
to right. 

And before he was through, this same Gunner showed him 
quite a lot about acting — and living! They became close friends 

Al Jolson owns the car, but Jim Donnelly drives it — and acts 
as guide, guardian and friend to the famous mammy singer 

Alice White and Grandma. It's Grandma Alexander who tends to and 
tones down Alice when the flapper gets too uppity 

and today, although separated by a continent, the two are very 
intimate. "Old Gunner,'' Dix told me. "is the smartest man 
I know." 

Jimmie Donnelly is famous among show people, but perhaps 
you have never heard of him. Jimmie is Al Jolson's driver — 
pardon me Al's balance-wheel. Their association is unique 
enough for a paragraph or two. I. ike this: Mr. Donnelly, a 
brute of a man. has steered Al (both in and out of his three 
Mercedes Benz cars) for the past twenty years. When Jolson 
took on his latest wife. Ruby Keeler. he introduced Jimm: 
her as "my friend, not my driver." More, he cautioned her 
never to get high-hat with Jimmie or ask anything of him that 
she wouldn't gladly do herself. 

AL has made Jimmie a rich man. Or at least Jimmie has be- 
come rich from the start Al gave him. As a matter of fact, 
he's done far better in financial matters than Al. His chief fight 
with Jolson is over the stock market and things financial. It 
was Jimmie. for instance, who urged Al to take Warner 
Brothers' stock in payment for his "Jazz Singer." Al demanded 
cash, however, and as a result is still moaning over his mistake. 
Today he treats Jimmie's advice with more (much DD 

Then there's George Arliss and his man's man: George 
Jenner. Jcnner, powerful, decisive. all-British, has served as 
Arliss' valet for over these past twenty years. But here again, 
he goes beyond the limits of his job. He, too, is a balance- 
wheel. Among other things, he is agonizingly concerned over 
Arliss' health. In fact. Jenner believes Mr. Arliss should never 
have taken up this movie busi- [ please ti rx i 117] 

Here Are $5,000 

The Prize W inners 

„. -2- 

First Prize $1,000 — 

"Movie Studio" 

Mr. and Mrs. H. L 


112 Van Dusen Street 

Newark, New York 

Second Prize $750 — 

"Hall of Fame" 

Robert L. Holmes 

221 South Harvey Ave. 

Oak Park, 111. 

Third Prize $500 — 

"Book of Stars" 

Mrs. V. R. Haney 

2326 Highland Ave. 

Birmingham, Ala. 

Fourth Prize $300 — 

"Stars' Dressing 

Charles Collins 
14851 Muirland 
Detroit, Mich. 

Fifth Prize $100 — 

"Framed Portraits" 

Mrs. Mamie Cardarel 

66 South Myrtle St. 

Vineland, N. J. 

I ADDITIONAL prize winners on page 106] 

WITH the appearance of this issue of PHOTOPLAY, 
seventy persons — winners in the seventh annual 
Cut Picture Puzzle Contest — will each receive a 
The fortunate seventy are scattered all the way from Mas- 
sachusetts to California; from Washington to Alabama. Resi- 
dents of every corner of the Union entered their solutions, 
and the lucky list will be found to represent over half the states. 
Canada and Mexico submitted a greater number of entries 
than ever before, and over-seas nations and colonies seemed 


eager to surpass the record of these near neighbors. More than 
one request that the closing date of the Contest be extended, 
because of distance, had to be regretfully denied. 

In a general way, 1930's widespread interest was merely a 
repetition of that of other years, but never before had so many 
solutions been submitted from abroad. The number oi 
American entries was also greatly increased. 

Like motion pictures themselves, this annual Photoplay 
feature seems to have assumed international importance. 

SOME of the entrants shaped their ideas with theaters, 
studios, or other symbols of the motion picture industry, as 
settings. Others assembled the portraits in constellations and 
comets against a background of sky. 

Still others made up books — some plain, some ornate, often 
with verse or drawings added. Reproductions of plants set 
forth in the form of gardens, or trellises, or as bouquets, or in 
pots — the portraits of the stars representing the flowers — gave 
a touch of another sort to the colorful exhibit. 

Here an oil well shot up a galaxy of faces, there a merry-go- 
round spun a circle of dolls. Steamboats, automobiles, air- 
planes, dirigibles, giant butterflies, a vast pink seashell built 
with infinite pains from thousands of smaller shells, windmills, 
make-up boxes, jewelry, fans, screens, footballs, monster dice, 
a pee wee golf course, were a few of the forms the entries took. 

For the first time in any of these contests, the influence of the 
talkies began to appear. Small phonographs were submitted, 
with records that spoke or sang, each record having some bear- 
ing on one of the stars represented in the Contest. 

THE entire display was a remarkable exhibit not only of the 
art of the motion picture, but of the field of general com- 
merce, industry and science, as well. Sky, sea and land had been 
scoured to bring into service some novelty or variety of effective 
presentation of the cut puzzle pictures. 

A very considerable portion of the entries had no chance at 
a prize, for, according to the published rules of this, as of all 
previous Cut Picture Contests, accuracy in assembling and 
identifying the pictures and neatness in the methods of sub- 
mitting the entries were of prime importance. 

A staff experienced in work of this kind made a preliminary 
examination of every solution submitted, preparatory to arrang- 
ing and classifying for the later inspection and decision of the 

This staff was on the lookout for errors. Any picture that 
was incorrectly assembled or wrongly named automatically 
barred the entry from further consideration. 

Many mistakes were discovered in the assembling of the 

Mr. and Mrs. Howard L. Franklin put 
their heads together and created this novel 
studio scene, which takes the major prize 
of the Contest, $1,000 

Contest Winners 

PUOTOdllY'l HAH. . • 

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A "Hall of Fame" with the portraits made to fit inside, draws second 
prize of $750 for Robert L. Holmes 

scrambled parts, and a greater number in the naming, and still 
more in the spelling of the names of the stars. 

Charles Rogers seemed to be the chief stumbling block, so far 
as proper identification was concerned. For some reason or 
other he was credited with being anyone from Grant Withers to 
Reginald Denny. 

Yet, as one of the successful contestants said in a letter: 
'Through the aid of PHOTOPLAY, of which I have a complete 
file since the January, 1°27, issue, the naming of the stars was 
an easy matter and a very pleasant diversion." 

This book of stars proved to be worth 

$500 to Mrs. V. R. Haney. It was 

awarded third prize 

MWV came to grief in their spelling of Ramon N'ovarro's 
n line. Again and again it was found that though the sec- 
tions of the thirty-two faces of the puzzle had been correctly as- 
sembled, the entry had to be discarded because of a mistake in 
a single letter. 

The error consisted in spelling the first syllable of Xovarro 
with "a" instead of with "o " 

Often also, Corinne Griffith's first name was credited with 
one "r - " too many, thus making it read "Corrinnc," and an 
extra "r" in Sue Carol's name was the cause, likewise, of many 
a fatality. 

Nothing— neither cleverness of arrangement nor neatness of 
assembling could offset these mistakes. There were too many 

with entirely correct solutions to make it possible to give them 
a chance. 

The mentioning of these mistakes may be helpful to all in 
submitting entries in future cut picture puzzles. The spelling 
of every name and the identity of every face can always be 
verified by consulting a file of PHOTOPLAY Magazine. 

Many readers of Photoplay Magazine apparently look for- 
ward to this annual Contest. Letters accompanying many of 
the entries bear out that statement. A lot of those who fail to 
win one year come back the next. There are among those 
taking top prizes in the present list of winners the names of one 
or more who have striven unsuccessfully in previous years, 
to triumph now. 

One must conclude from the fertility of imagination exhibited 

Charles Collins is paid $300 

— fourth prize— for putting 

the stars in these comfortable 

dressing bungalows 

Around their bright symbol, 
Mrs. Mamie Cardarel clus- 
ters the stars represented in 
the Contest and wins fifth 
prize, $200 


Seventy lucky ones will divide Cut Puzzle Prizes for Christmas 

in finding striking methods to present solutions that motion 
pictures act as a stimulus to the creative faculty. The origi- 
nality and skill displayed were a never-ending source of wonder 
and admiration to the Contest judges and the few others who 
were permitted to see the remarkable display. 

What the winners of the five capital prizes have to say is of 
considerable interest. 

Till: first prize of $1,000 goes to Mr. and Mrs. Howard L. 
Franklin, of Newark, New York, who collaborated in pre- 
paring their entry — a representation of a movie studio. Mrs. 
Franklin writes: 

"We have been married four years and a half and have a 
three-year-old son. We have cherished the idea of a home of 
our own since our marriage, but the necessities seem always to 
take all the cash on hand. 

"With the possibility of starting a 'nest egg' for that 'home,' 
and the future education of our boy, we shall have ample use for 
any of the prize money. 

"This is our third attempt at your contests, and we are both 
convinced now that 'Patience has its own rewards' and firm 
believers in the old axiom, 'If at first you don't succeed, try, 
try again!' " 

THE second prize of $750 was won by Robert L. Holmes, of 
Oak Park, Illinois, for his entry the "Hall of Fame." Mr. 
Holmes states that for several years he has been a teacher of 
manual training. 

"In addition to my school duties," he says, "I find time to 
indulge in a little golf and, when possible, a hunting or fishing 

"More frequently it is to the motion picture I look for 

"Prize money would find many avenues of escape awaiting 
it. Depending upon the sum, of course, it probably would 
provide a trip to Canada next spring for some of those familiar 
trout which teem in the swift, cold waters of Ontario. The 
entire family might view the Rocky Mountains next sum- 
mer or spend a happy vacation in camp on some Wiscon- 
sin lake. 

"In general, it would be safe to say that prize money would 
enable the Holmeses to test the value of the slogan, ' See 
America First.' " 

THE third prize of $500 was captured by Mrs. Y. K. Haney, 
of Birmingham, Alabama, for her "Book of Stars." 

Mrs. Haney writes: 

"The possibility of such good fortune as to win one of the 
capital prizes in Photoplay's Cut Picture Puzzle Contest 
brings great happiness to me. 

"First, the holiday season is now approaching and the spirit 
of Christmas and giving prevails. 

"This would enable me to bring cheer and happiness to 

"Second, this would aid me to accomplish a long dreamed of 
ambition — that is, to return to college and complete my educa- 
tion in art. 

"This, added to many months of savings, enables me to see 
in the near future the realization of my ambition." 

CHARLES COLLINS, of Detroit, Michigan, is awarded tht 
fourth prize of $300 for his "Stars' Dressing Bungalows." 
Mr. Collins was born in 1910 and, therefore, is but twenty years 
of age. 

" What am I going to do," he asks, "if my entry is worthy of 
a prize?" 

"I am truly quite bewildered about it! Times have been 
quite hard, and though our family cannot complain, there cer- 
tainly are many places for money. For one thing, I am going 
to give Mother and Father a holiday. They haven't had one in 
some time . . . ten years, I think. And, then, I could go back 
to art school. I have been unable, so far this year, because of 
the times. 

"I might go to college. It would mean I could take up some 
of the courses that I want to take on stagework, plays and 
French. I could also take some more piano lessons. (I am 
supposed to be good at it.)" 

MRS. MAMIE CARDAREL, of Vineland, New Jersey, 
receives the fifth prize of $200 for her entry in the form 
of framed portraits. 

Mrs. Cardarel, with the instincts of a mother, considers how 
she may benefit her two children, aged three and eight, re- 
spectively, with this money. 

"I would," she says, "put this money toward giving my 
children a musical education, [ please turn to page 106 ] 

Here are shown assembled the fifty and twenty-five dollar prize winning 

entries. Some of the little fellows may be crowded a bit, but if you look 

sharply you can find them all 


A G 




Comes to Ton 


THE fire, the beauty, the 
oi living is still a 
part of Marjorie 

Marjorie Rambeau, one of 

the most glamorous actn 

who ever stepped before Foot- 
lights, whoso vividness shot 

Roman candle-like into tin- 
dark sky of the theatrical pro- 
fession only to be clouded by 
hitter scandal, is in Hollywood. 
They said ah, what didn't 
they say about Marjorie Ram- 
beaul A certain strange qual- 
ity that bespeaks the soul of 
an artist surrounded her like 
a sable eoat. During her first 
days on Broadway sin- was 
dynamite. When she appeared 

before an audience she touched 
it like an electric shock. When 
she walked upon the stage she 
glowed with an inner fire. 
Lessei actors, knowing the 
power of her art, were afraid 
to appear in the same cast 
with her. She was known as 
•The Yellow Peril." 

No woman, so dominant, so 
vital, so truly feminine, could 
have dodged the darts of 
sip. So they said that un- 
happy habits had ruined many 
a contract for her. There was 
that fatal night when the cur- 
tain was rung down at the 
opening performance of "The 
Road Together." 

THERE were alienation of 
affection suits. She spent 
money|as she spent her energies. 
Her brilliance made the tongues 
wag. She was, somehow, des- 
tined for it, as was Jeanne 

If you look back over her 
life you will realize the in- 
evitable. For she was plunged, 
as a child, into an experience 
so stirring, so active, that any- 
thing she did later could but 
pale into insignificance. 

In 1898 a golden cloud fell 
across the world. Thousands 
of men and women began the 
trek to Alaska and along with 

them went little Marjorie, her mother, who had just com- 
pleted a medical course and had conceived the idea of opening 
a hospital in Nome, and her grandmother. The hospital was 
not such a success. Those hardy pioneers had no time for 
illness. It was effeminate to go to a hospital. You worked 
for your gold. You stopped only for death. 

But Marjorie found ways of occupying herself. Her hair 
was cut short, she wore box's clothes and no one suspected 

E I a i )i c 

O g (/ c ti 

Marjorie Rambeau, unbowed 
by time and the tongue of 
scandal, begins a new and 
vivid life in the studios 

that she was a little girl. She 
I to appear in gathering 
pl.o e> with her small ba 
and croon a tune for 
miners. \\ hen it was finished 
she would throw her cap on 
the tloor ami if they liked the 
song anil wanted more tin- 
men WOtlld fling gold into the 
cap. Those were protli. 
days. The pockets oi 
Marjorie's trousers bulged. 

How could she be content, 
after that, with a humdrum 

It was to the theater and 
its excitement that she turned 

THEY had thought her a 
little boy in Alaska, but in 
Portland where she began her 
theatrical career they believed 
her a woman grown. She was 
twelve years old when she 
played the role of L<uniUc. 
Buxom, beautiful, in a gown 
which now is almost too small 
for her, she died nightly for 

The magic of her art next 
found a place in stock com- 
panies and then on Broadway. 
Long runs in "1 :h," 

"Antonia." "Cheating Cheat- 
ers" and many, many others 
made Marjorie Rambeau loved 
and feared. It was she who, 
at last, introduced the idea of 
"guest star" in stock com- 
panies. She played in the 
larger Middle-Western cities 
and in the West and her fame 
spread throughout the United 

Everything that she touched 
became alive. Everything that 
she did was "good copy" for 
the newspapers. Her name was 

flung across the front pages of the world. 

1 now she has come to Hollywood. You would think, 

perhaps, that such a woman would have spent herself. You 

would imagine that she has given all she has to give. But 

you would be mistaken. 

Marjorie Rambeau, in her forties, is as vital and alive as 

she was when she was Broadway's "Yellow Peril." 

Her eyes sparkle. Her face [please tcrn to pagi 120 ] 


J7|/£ary Pickford 




MARY PICKFORD denies all! By KCtttlCrlTlC Albert assembled in the projection room she 

She denies that she will give knew that she had been right. It didn't 

up her screen career. have the stuff. "Secrets" wasn't there. 

Slu- denies that she will remain ■^■^^■■lUWMHIHIH She dismissed cast and director. She had 

the artist and stop producing. ^^^^^^1 tnc 6 owns returned to the wardrobe. In 

She denies that she is going on the stage. By .augfc&y^^B nice new tins, "Secrets" reposed on a shelf. 

She denies that there is any thought of Jjf* Jjfjk Ha tB Mary was producing then. It was her 

a separation between her and Douglas F ^.jB Iw money. She said, later, that because she 

Fairbanks. Br 4mC^WB had been called such a shrewd and cal- 

She denies, and doggone vehemently too, .Sfl ^^PBt V culating woman she was truly ashamed 

that she is a good business woman. Which mt M \ "tOt- "wSkW/J to a< ' m ' t now much money she threw 

is, perhaps, the most startling denial of all. Efr *M pf ij away when she called off production. 

For years Mary has been called one of If m a 
America's best business women. Mary W0 *jmm ^^ F. 'THE picture could have been finished. 
has been pictured as a shrewd, calculating w4 a J5&L It would have made money — as all Pick- 
producer who divided her time between It I ^k .^2 ford's pictures have done — or, at least, it 
playing emotional scenes and paying off I^HN ^ would not have lost money. But when she 
electricians, conferring with writers, in- f^U W itmW B found that something was lacking, that it 
terviewing prospective actors for casts. j^Oj I £l would not be a good picture, she chose to 

Her energy has been and always will be M fc*^B lose hundreds of thousands of dollars rather 

a mighty force with which to cope and she than let the film be released. 

has made her tremendous for- 
tune not alone because of her 
great popularity (others have 
been popular and are no longer 
so) but because she has had 
such a heavy hand in the pro- 
ducing of her films. She is 
always the last word, and no 
detail is too small for her con- 

A few months ago she began 
work on the screen version of 
"Secrets," and, with the pic- 
ture a quarter finished, startled 
the entire industry by making 

an unheard of gesture. Rumors fluttered up and down the 
boulevard like social climbers at a Junior League tea. You 
were told that Mary Pickford had seen the assembled material, 
discovered that her eyes were not as bright as of yore and 
had run from the projection room, screaming. 

You were led to believe that Mickey Neilan, the director, 
had said harsh words to Mary on the set, and both star and 
director had flown into hysterics. It was said that Mary 
had suddenly become tired of her empty fame and had made 
this her last fling before her retirement. 

AND the colony felt it strange that, immediately "Secrets" 
was shelved, Mary stopped producing and began working 
in "Kiki" simply as a salaried star. 

The fact of the matter is that none of the rumors concerned 
with "Secrets" was true. Mary felt, with that instinct she's 
been acquiring since the time when as a little girl with curls 
she made her first test for Griffith, that something was wrong 
with "Secrets." Were you to glance at the play you'd have 
been sure it was a perfect Pickford vehicle. Yet, as she 
worked, Mary realized that the spirit of the thing had been 
missed, some vague, remote motive was lacking, something 
intangible that made it all seem most unimportant. 

She worked on hoping it would turn out better and that she 
was wrong in this undefined feeling. But when she saw it 

America's Ex-Sweetheart 
smacks down reports that 
she's to divorce Doug, 
retire, or go on the stage 

That is not the deed of a 
good business woman. That 
is the gesture of the temper- 
amental artist. 

"The trouble with me," 
Mary said, "is that I'm just 
a gentle Julia. I always post- 
pone telling the truth because 
I hate to hurt people's feelings. 
That is not good business. I 
knew 'Secrets' was wrong, yet 
I held on too long. A director, 
marvelous as he might be, can 
be miscast exactly as a good 
actor can be. That is no dis- 
grace. But perhaps I've changed now. I believe I've murdered 
gentle Julia. 

"I've never bothered for a second about the cost of any- 
thing. Upon camera work alone I've spent millions of dollars. 
I think now I've carried it too far. Cameras are a part, a 
big part, but they're far from being the whole thing. I've 
often sacrificed good acting to a camera angle. That is neither 
good business nor good sense. 

"The wardrobe people have come to me and showed me 
stuffs for costumes. Perhaps one, that looked almost as well, 
was half as cheap as another. I've invariably said, 'Take the 

"Although on 'Kiki' I'm simply a salaried artist I still 
have my own money in the production, but not so much. 
However the next picture I make will put me back on the old 
system. I take a tremendous pride in producing. That I 
won't give up. 

""V'OU see, one can't tell where acting leaves off and story 
1 begins. It is all a part of a whole. The mechanics of 

pictures are all wrapped about the art of them. That's why 

I must produce. That's why I 11 always have final word on story 

and cast and costumes and camera." 

It has been pretty definitely shown that Douglas Fairbanks 

has not an overwhelming interest Iplease turn to page 116] 

( i 

I'm a terrible business woman!" says our Mary 




OUR Mary today — still young, still pretty, still petite, and more devoted to 
pictures than ever before. Soon her "Kikf * will kick up in talkie form — and 
Mary Pickford has studied French accent with Prof. Dr. Fifi Dorsay. In the 
irticle on the opposite page you will find some startling declarations, denials and 
affirmations coaxed from the star's own ruby lips 

Fresh from Filmania — 
modish hints on dress 
for golden-haired girls 
and those of the 
brunette persuasion 

Just two little girls from Metro- 
Goldwyn-Mayer, trying to get ahead 
(they've got the figures, as you can 
see for yourself)- Blonde Joan Marsh 
wears black, and brunette Conchita 
Montenegro goes for shell pink. 
Instead of separate bandeau, corset 
and step-in, these modern maids wear 
an all-in-one. form -flattering garment 

Joan tucks the blouse of her jaunty jersey suit 
inside her skirt so, to be different. Conchit.: 
wears hers over the skirt. Joan presses back 
the brim of her felt hat, so Conchita lets he^ 
flop down. Joan's suit is green: Conchita .- 
wine, with hats to match 




Black chiffon velvet becoming to both 
blonde and brunette, tor semi-forma 
wear. Joans frock is belted at the 
normal waistline; yoke and puff lie 
are of lace. Conchita's more sophi.< 
ticated model is on a beaded yoke 
Joans beret is of open work velvet 
with grosgrain band and bow. 
Conchita's hat is a draped velvet 

All dressed up for a Hollywood picture 
premiere. Blonde Jain's wrap has a fbtte* 
ing princess line, but Conchita prefers a cape 
with collar of white tax to frame her dark 
hair. Their tight-bodiced gowns of white 
satin are lust ahki 

P i € I m r i 

H u r r c II 

itto Dyar 

MR. WILLIAM POWELL with his book — an excellent picture of the 
popular star at home. He may be a big star to us, but he's just Willy to 
his mamma, who answers his 'phone, lays out his things, and is a devoted mother 
to her actor son. Across the page you will find printed for the first time the 
story of the home life of William, his mother, his father and his ways 

WiHiii)}! Powell may be Philo Vance to you. but he's fust 


Willy" to his Mother 

The story of Powells, Incorporated, and 

how Ma and Pa, late of Kansas City, run 
Bill's finances and fetch his orange juice 

YOU oever think of William 
(Philo Vane*) Powell being 
head of a business organization, 

do > OU? 1 le is, though, and here's how it ( onus about : 

The Powells, first of all, are a typical, happy American 
family. Alter that, they are a thoroughgoing business con- 
cern. William is both head and chief commodity. 

Such doubling in brass isn't an easy trick, but Bill Powell's 
acting ability is something well worth selling and Paramount 
pays right handsomely for it. Horatio Warren Powell, Hill's 
dad, is the auditor, secretary and treasurer of the concern. 
Mrs. II. \V. Powell, Hill's mother, is the private and personal 
secretary, and a sort of valet de chambre, on a dignified basis, 
of course. They don't actually have letterheads and an office 
boy, but that's all that is missing. 

They are about the most sufhcient-unto-themsclves family 
in Hollywood. Scarcely anyone in Hollywood has met Mr. 
and Mrs. Powell, the parents of the suave William. This is 
the first time their picture has ever been published with 
their son. They prefer to stay in the background, living 
solely for Bill. Most of all they dread being classed as 
a motion picture father and mother — the kind that 
stir up troubles at studios and sweep into a cafe 
with the very audible announcement that they 
are the mother and father of so and so. 

For the first time they have bared the inner 
workings of that little closed corporation of 
theirs — father, mother and son. Only after 
Bill had consented, would they consider 
giving away business secrets. It takes 
no Philo Vance to discover that Hill's 
wishes carry weight in that family. 
But then he is an only son — and 
you know how those only sons are. 

The father attends to all the 
business. Bill doesn't have to 
worry about anything but 
collecting his pay-check. 
It is his father who takes 
that very substantial 
check and converts it 
into stocks and 

By jVl ll f (j U I S OUS by bondaj od but not I lent 

interest. I he investments are i 

M-rvative, but William is conserval 
too. He lives modestly and comfortably. Jusl 

to take a chant e by pla\ ing the stock market on margin - 
ing inelegantly, he lost his shirt. Since then he has been al 
lutely contented with reliable, straightforward investrm 

" A T the end of the month," .stated Bill's dad, '"I submit a 

-ftlLstatement to Bill. Kverything is there, down in hi 
and white. He checks it thoroughly. Of I he statement 

isn't too complicated. Bill doesn't know much about b 
keeping, ami lie wouldn't understand an elaborate system." 

And you sort of feel that Powell, p' ' ■ , is just a little sad that 
he can't present an involved statement. He was a bank 
auditor back in Kansas City before Bill persuaded his 
family to join him. 
"We don't use abudget system. Bill spends what he pleases 
and when he pleases. When he writes a check, however, 
he always writes a second for the same amount without 
a signature. In that way I keep track of all expendi- 
tures. He never forgets that second check." 
There are many letters coming in all the tin-.- 
is absolutely amazing how many Long-lost broth- 
ers and sisters there are in the Powell family. 
Inasmuch as Bill is the only child, these letters 
aren't difficult to handle. Some li 
quire a little secret service v. .>rk. There 
. for instance, the young lady who 
insisted that she was a daughter of Bill. 
After a little checking it was dis- 
covered that the young lady first 
I H -- ) 

The first picture ever published 

of Bill Powell with his 

parents, Mr. and Mrs. 

Horatio Warren Powell. 

They surely take mighty 

0, good care of "Willy"! 

ti V i 



Boo, says Louis 
Wolheim! But 
don't be frightened, 
children. For all 
that ferocious face, 
Mister Wolheim is 
akindly and 
courageous gentle- 
man. Just the 
same, we wouldn't 
rouse him much, if 
we were you! 



IT was a lovely nose, once. And then it got into a football 
Somebody yelled: "14 . . . 8 . . . 58 . . . 3 . . .!" 
And a score of young men piled up in a heap. Down at 
the bottom of the heap was the nose, attached to the face of 
an earnest young mathematics student called Louis Wolheim. 

Bye and bye the heap was taken apart, and so, eventually, 
they reached the nose of young Mr. Wolheim. But alack and 
alas — it was no longer a nose. It was to a nose what ham- 
burger steak is to a cow. 

"That,'' soliloquizes young Mr. Wolheim, "is one hell of a 
nose." So he went to a hospital, and surgeons and internes 
and nurses labored and wrought wonders. And when at last 
they took off the bandages and adhesive tape, young Mr. 
Wolheim's nose was a lovely nose again. It was as good as 
new — rebuilt and splendid. 

"That," said young Mr. Wolheim 
boscis in a mirror, "is a swell nose, 

So the nose was celebrated. Some- 
where during the celebration, one of 
the co-celebrators said to young Mr. 
Wolheim, apropos of nothing in par- 

" Shay — hie! — you're a — hie! — 
sho-an'-sho!" Only he didn't say "so- 
and-so." He said bad words. 

"Who, me?" asked young Mr. 
Wolheim, pointing his nice new nose 
at the other. 

"Yeah, you!" and the fellow let 
loose a wild swing. Young Mr. Wol- 
heim's pretty, synthetic nose hap- 
pened to be on the swing's line of 


admiring his new pro- 
That nose deserves a 

Louis "Tough Guy" 
Wolheim, an artistic 
gent, tries hard to 
live down to that 
famous Gothic nose 

By Harry Lang 

march. There was a squush! And in an instant, the con- 
centrated labors of surgeons and nurses and time was a mess. 
Once again, young Mr. Wolheim's nose looked like a neglected 
piece of putty. 

"This," concluded young Mr. Wolheim, "is getting monot- 
onous." Then he knocked the other fellow cold and went 
his way, and his way was not to a hospital. And that, boys 
and girls, is the story of how Mr. Wolheim's nose got that way. 
That was a long time ago, when Louis had dreams of being 
a good civil engineer. But with a nose like that, no one 
could be a civil engineer or a civil anything. It is, obviously, 
the most uncivil nose one can imagine. So he became an actor. 
That led, in turn, to further complications — associated in- 
extricably with that nose. It led to complications because it 
led to Hollywood, and complications and Hollywood are as 
inseparable as ham and eggs. With 
Mr. Wolheim, it's like this: 

In Hollywood are lovely ladies. 
Lovely ladies don't, as a rule, like 
unlovely noses. In Hollywood are 
plastic surgeons. So every once in a 
while, Mr. Wolheim considers his 
nose in a looking-glass, says a few 
wolheimish words, and announces 
that he's going to have that blankety- 
blank nose fixed. 

Then ensues a hue and a cry. 
"You can't have the schnozzle fixed," 
ukase his employers, "because what 
we're paying you three thousand a 
week for [ please turn to page 118 ] 

~Jksu Morality 



Dolyphine Dale 
boasted once too 
often that she 
could get any 
woman's husband 


CAN pet any woman's husband — anybody's,"' boasted 
the blonde actress. Dolyphine Dale, as she poured tea in 
the dressing room of her Hollywood bungalow. 
And the remark spread like wildfire. 
"Yes?" replied Gloria Bright when, at the Westmore 
Country Club, the boast was repeated to her. "She can, can 
she? Well, I'd like to see her get mine! - ' 

Ethel Wayne smiled. She knew just how Gloria meant this. 
"There is only one obstacle to her trying." Ethel continued. 
"There is a morality clause in her contract . . ." 
"What's a morality clause?"' 

"A clause that says if a movie star does anything that offends 

public decency — anything immoral which puts her in wrong 

with the public, the studio has a right to cancel her contract." 

"Oh — I see. But sometimes I think the worse thev act the 

A handsome, well-groomed man of 

thirty was always her escort now, 

and Hollywood smiled at the new 


B y S a da Co w a ;/ 

better the public likes them — especially I like 

Dolyphine ." 

" I don't know about that. The public is more or less like a 
flea and you can't tell which way it will jump. The wise ones 
know this. So some of them — especially girls like Dolyphine 
who have already figured in several big scandals — are commenc- 
ing to watch their step."' 

As they talked, a handsome, well-groomed man of thirty, 
with round, brown eyes joined them. It was Gloria Bright's 

"" What's the argument?"' he asked. And was told. 

Whether his imagination was piqued, whether the advance 
publicity acted in Dolyphine's favor, or whether, in any . 
the actress could have made good her boast to capture any 
woman's husband, is not known. 


A husband-stealer discovers a new angle to the old game 

But it was known— and openly discussed — that less than a 
month from this date, at road-house and beach, tucked away 
in this corner and t hut, Dolyphine Dale was now always accom- 
panied by a handsome, well-groomed man of thirty, with round, 
brown eyes. 

Another month passed and the daily rendezvous took place 
more openly. They were seen together everywhere. 

Summer came and went. When the court re-opened after its 
vacation, the case of Bright vs. Bright was one of the first on its 
calendar, and an unknown actress, whom the wife was too kind 
to mention, was cited as co-respondent. 

But there were whispers and rumors in Hollywood! And in 
some strange way the story crept out and fell into the hands of 
those who knew best how to use it. 

Dolyphine Dale — Co-respondent in Famous Divorce Case — 
shrieked the headlines. 

The public read and rebelled. For Gloria Bright had been 
left —deserted — with five children. The public felt outraged. 
Each woman took up the battle individually. It became a per- 
sonal issue. 

Into any home, at any time, might come a beautiful blonde 
Dolyphine Dale and leave wreckage in her wake! Loud was 
the outcry against Dolyphine. 

So loud, in fact, that it was heard, and felt, in the only place 
where the voice mattered — at the box-office. The receipts fell 
off. Her new picture was an utter loss. The day of Dolyphine's 
popularity as a star was over. 

THE money magnets scowled, growled, and did much useless 
talking, remembering that they had invested over a million 
dollars in her publicity and that her renewed contract, at a 
stupendous weekly salary, had four more years to run. 

" But she will ruin us! What shall we do? We've got to get 
out of the contract. But how?" 

"Ah!" Suddenly someone remembered the morality clause, 
and it became a saving beacon in a sea of financial blackness. 
" That's it! Of course! Why didn't we think of that before? 

Sure, that's the way out. The girl ain't decent, and we can't 
have no reflections cast at the film industry. No sir. She's got 
to go." 

So her contract was broken and Dolyphine, in tears, having 
forgotten to save her money by the way, left her friends, her 
enemies and her many debts, and took the train for her home 
town, which, by some mysterious alchemy, changed suddenly 
from Seville, Spain, to Brooklyn, N. Y. 

With the purchasing of her ticket and the shaking of Holly- 
wood dust from her heels, she also dropped abruptly her foreign 

"I'm through with pictures," she said to a seemingly sym- 
pathetic reporter. "They interfere too much with personal 
liberty. I'm going to get married. Then I can do just as I 

She sobbed into her handkerchief. " The darndest part of the 
whole thing is . . ." For a moment she broke, unable to con- 
tinue. "A friend of mine told me all about it. It seems at a 
golf club last spring my famous line was repeated to Gloria 

" That you could take any woman's husband?" ventured the 

SHE nodded and continued, "'Oh,' said this Mrs. Bright, 
'she can, can she? Well, I'd like to see her get mine.' And she 
planned that I should meet him." Tears came freely now from 
the kohl-stained eyes and fell in two black streamlets down the 
soft, white cheeks. 

"When I think about it I could throw a fit! Because when 
she said, 'I'd like to see any woman get mine,' she meant it, 
actually meant it! For twelve months she had been trying to 
divorce him and couldn't get a thing on him. 

" Now she's free. And I'm a wash-out. And the worst of it 
all is to think that I — Dolyphine Dale — the vamp of the world 
— would be simple enough to fall for a thing like that. When it 
comes to knowing her onions, you've got to hand it to a society 


Andy Clyde 

TEN to one you'll never find 
Andy Clyde when you visit the 
Mack Sennett lot. 

Unquestionably, if you're one of 
the thousands of fans who write in 
to say they like Andy, you'll go run- 
ning around if you ever get onto 
Sennctt's preserve, looking for a 
rachitic old guy with a frowzy 

moustache, about eight days' unshaved whiskers, unkempt gray 
hair, super-lensed glasses, antediluvian clothes and a corncob 

And you won't find him. 

But you might see, walking in and out of an office or dressing 
room, a good-looking, somewhat sheikish Scotchman of thirty- 

He'll be talking with a Scotch accent. If you recognize him 
for an actor at all, you'll probably assume he's the handsome 


The noted Sennett 
comic is a handsome 
young Scots man 

Also Andy ! 

young juvenile in the picture. 
But he isn't. 
He's Andy Clyde. 
It just goes to show what make- 
up will do. Not that Andy tries the 
Lon Chaney tactics. Lon had a 
thousand make-ups. Andy has 
only one that he uses regularh — 
the bemoustached old egg! You 
know him — he's the same in all Sennett comedies. 

Matter of fact, Andy did play himself "straight" in just one 
of the Sennett two-reelers. And of course, as usual, the theater 
men billed the picture "with Andy Clyde." 

And forthwith, from all over the country, came violent de- 
nunciatory letters, wanting to know why Sennett and the 
theater people dared advertise Andy Clyde when he simply was 
not in the picture! ! ! 

And so he's never played "straight" since. 

Aged psychoanalyst now fo cusses his inspired 

spyglass on Jean liar low, who is also known as 



Prof. Dr. Leonard Hall 

IN my poking and snooping around among the suppressions, 
depressions and expressions of the movie great, I have 
come upon many startling things. 
\- a psychoanalyst of practically no standing it was my 

good fortune to discover Mary Pickiord's barberphobia, or 

''clipper-fear.'* caused by the fact that she had worn long 
corkscrew curls for nigh onto thirty years. You may remember 

mv learned monograph on malignant Garbomania that deadly 

disease which has caused thousands of our girls to expose 
their foreheads, fake an accent and keep their eyes half dosed 
in an effort to appear mysterious and alluring. 

This one symptom alone has caused literally hundreds of 
our young women to be hit on the south facade by taxicabs. 

Miss Jean Harlow, the platinum blonde 
charmer who is the subject of this fascinat- 
ing study by Old Doc Hall 

In spite of the astounding results of my past rummaging 
among so called "souls" (ha-ha!), I have seldom been ■ 
fronted with a more interesting subject than Mi>> Jean 
Harlow, who shall be known hereafter in tt for pur- 

3 of brevity, as That Hotsy Totsy Platinum-Haired Baby 
Doll Who Knocks Over Hen Lyon in the Early Sequel 
of "Hell's Angels" by Appearing Clothed Almost Entirely in 

Her Armor of Girlish Purity. 

Well, to make a long story interminable. I lured 

into Suite .'•oil of the famous ' rker Hotel (Ah tl 

Manager Hit/! How about a due bill') by - 
house-detectives, and came face to face with my sub 

young men. your worst fears are true! Mi» Harlow 
die to me) is calculated to knock you over with an eyelash 
at fifty paces. Both in circumference, diameter and altitude 
she is eminently satisfactory. On her right ankle land . 
an ankle it is. not to mention the left! 1 she w< Iver 

anklet or "shackle d'amour." as we French have it). Over a 
piquant (whoops!) and provocative face, studded with 
gorgeous samples of the human eye. or orb, appears that r 
of amazin' hair, which starts several inches above the i 
brows, ripples gracefully over the skull and falls in a torrent 
of silver down the back of the lady's neck. 

Silver? Not exactly — it is about the color of a pa! 
water taffy, or the bracelet you mean to buy th pie 

the very next minute there's a bull market. It is startling hair, 
almost bizarre, but on the whole quite beautiful. 

Hut enough of externals. It is Miss Harlow's sub. or un- 
co: ith which this treatise h. 

\- 1 stepped into her present i I 
struck her sharply on the knee-cap with 
one of the little hammers we scier 
carry on all professional Miss 

Harlow feinted smartly with her left and 
then drove a sharp right to the third 
weskit button. "Forthright, earnest, sin- 
cere and handy with her dukes," I jotted 
down on my tab! 

Mi-- Harlow was surprised in the act 
of reading [please tubj e 110] 

Old Doc in his laboratory, taking a 

good squint for himself at the lady of 

"Hell's Angels" 



The Spanish War influence was still strong in 
military costuming when this gallant youngster 
put on his first soldier suit and marched off to 
battle in "Fatty" Brown's back yard. He had 
a sword, so the kids elected him general. It's 
Richard Semler Barthelmess, posed at the age 
of ten and a bit 



contest — no prize! 
Which bouncing tot 
is what well-known 
star? Cover the names 
and guess who! 

As pretty a mother and daughter picture as 
you're apt to find in a search through a thou- 
sand family albums. The little girl grew up to 
be a dashing, flaming youth star, and wife of a 
noted lad. It's Joan Crawlord and her mamma, 
when Joan was just exactly five 

e specializes in vamps, girls with a past, 
and girls with a hectic present. Her own 
career has been filled with personal and pro- 

sional sadness. And you might not guess 
this winsome little body is none other than 
Mary Nolan, aged ten 



o u 


Well, she looks tame 
enough here! You'd 
little think that this six- 
year-old would grow up 
to be one of Hollywood's 
most famous spitfires, 
noted for her spirit of 
hoopla on set and off. 
Oop! You've guessed! 
Lupe Velez! 

This one, of course, you'd never guess in a million years. It 
doesn't resemble anything but a pretty, healthy baby, with no 
aches and no pins sticking it anywhere. None the less, this is 
Arthur Lake, the lanky lad, in his first birthday suit. Ah 
there, Art! 

A mischievous boy and his 'ittle sisser, 
to get maudlin about it. This was 
taken down in Virginia, suh, on the ole 
family plantation, and brother and 
sister have been set up before the 
camera and told to look for a birdie — 
any birdie. And we might as well con- 
fess that it's Bill Haines at four, with 
his sister Lillian 

Some more soldier clothes, but this time it's World 
War, or just pre-war. The little boys got uniforms 
for Christmas that year. The one on the left is 
Charles Rogers of Olathe, Kan. Behind them stands 
Charlie's soldier uncle, Arch Moll 

From the cradle to the screen — more infant actors 

A little Canadian 
girl who's smiling 
as though she al- 
ready knew of all 
the nice things in 
store for her in 
years to come. Her 
name is Norma 
Shearer, and at the 
time this was 
snapped she'd 
reached the age of 

What a sweet little boy! Note the cascading 
curls and the booful bow tie ! We'll wager he 
turned out to be the nicest boy on the block. 
You don't tell us! Why, it's Buster Keaton 
when he was four years old 


This one may be easy. A 
Missouri kid, a hellion out 
of school, but on his best 
behavior before the 
camera. But there's dan- 
ger in those eyes, cherie! 
This is ten-year-old Jack 
Oakie, duded up 

Now here's as tractable and well-behaved 
a two-year-old as you could find. Why, 
butter wouldn't melt in the little girl's 
mouth. And who do you suppose it turned 
out to be? Why, harum-scarum, rip-roar- 
ing Polly Moran! 

Serious? My word ! He's going 
to be a judge at the very least, 
and probably President. But he 
became a very he-man movie 
star, six-shooter, chaps and all. 
In other words, it represents Mr. 
Richard Arlen at the advanced 
age of eight 


John Boles 

Universale Great Lover 
discloses the technique 
of amour that made him 
famous on the screen 

By Harry La?ig 

Hollywood, Calif. 

Mr. Photoplay: 
Well, hen / am igain. 

You remember me, don't you.' I'm the fellow who read thai story 
you Inul wherein Irving Berlin told how to 'write a popular song 
and I wrote two but tiny weren't popular. 

Anyu . I rote you then and asked you for advice on how to be 
funny at a party I was invited to, and you got Eddie Cantor to tell 
vie. I did what Eddie- said in that artiele, and I haven't been 
invited to any parties si nee. 

Well, your adviee has been so successful that maybe you'll help 

vie out again this time. You see. Em in love, but I was brought up 

right and I don't know how to go about showing my love, to the 

I of My Affections. Howi ver, she is quite pe< ans about John 

Boles and the way he makes love on the screen, so maybe if you 

/ ask him for a few hints, heh? 

Yours as 


WHY, OBIEMI Not really? WeU, you old-fashioned 
thing, you! Of course, we're glad to help you out, and 
any time you want some advice on sword swallowing or 
pretzel-bending or anything, just ask us that, too. 

We found John Boles for you out at Universal City, w here he 
was busily making love to Lupe Yelez in "Resurrection."' It 
was a gr-r-r-r-rand love scene they were shooting. John gazed 
deep into her eyes, and all that sort of thing, and then kissed 

After a tepidly decorous footage oi celluloid passed, according 
to the Will Havs code of censorship, the director said: 


John kept right on kissing Lupe. 

"CUT! I" repeated the director. 

John kissed on. 

"C U T ! ! !" screamed the director. 

John lifted his lips from Lupe's. 

" [," he said, languorously, "heard you the first time." 

Well, Obadiah, we won't go on with the conversation. We'll 
just tell you how Boles responded to your call for help. He's a 
grand guy. Boles. Tall, good-looking as he is on the screen, 
cheerful, and willing to help out. 

And Obie, you sure picked a good authority w hen you picked 

John Boles demonstrates his theories, the party of 
the second part being Lupe Velez. It's a shot from 
their new 'Resurrection," and this is Russian Love. 
Will the class please distinguish between the Rus- 
sian and Hollywood brands? 

John. John has made passionate love to fifteen women. Four- 
teen of them are movie star>; the other is his wife. They're 
happily married. And any man who can make 1 'ria 

Swanson, Greta Nissen, Patsy Kuth Miller, olive Borden, 
Molly O'Day, Mary Astor, Leatrice Joy. Lain ate, 

Carlotta King, Vivienne Segal, Jeanette Loff, Bebe I 
Evelyn Lave and Lupe Velez, and still keep his wife that 
man's good: Even if he couldn't keep his wife, he'd still be 


" Mr. Boles." we began, while Lupe hurri< telephone 

Gary, or something, "how should Obadiah Swimph ma- 

"Who cares?" Holes wanted to know. 

"Well -er — maybe Obadiah cares." we sugcested. 

"Oh, all right, then, come along." he said mcalong. 

and he led the way into the restaurant. We sat. He studied 
the bill of fare. We resumed. 

"What do vou need," we asked, to open the line, "to make 

"Chi iss cheese, with plenty of holes. On rye," he 

said. " Make it Russian rye — this is a Tolstoi story I'm play- 
ing, so I'll stay in character. And Russian dressing." The 
waitress left. 

" Hut Mr. Boles." we begged, "what about love? Please tell 
Obadiah Swimph. through us. how to make love." 

He looked at us for a long, long time, as though he were think- 
ing of pleasant ways to commit murder. Then he looked at the 
ceiling. Then he looked at the note the waitress had brought 
from two blondes at a nearby table. Then he looked at the two 
blondes. Then he said: [ please turn to page 118] 

Pola Negri, as Bella 
Donna in her first 
film, wore the con- 
ventional clinging 
black associated 
with vampire parts. 
Note the dramatic 
contrast with the 
light-colored gar- 
ments worn by the 
other characters 

The expert 
turned many 


r can 

IMAGINE a world without 
color, all black-and-white. 
The maddening monotonv of 

Though we know very little 
about it, though we accept the 
magic of it with casual indiffer- 
ence, color has tremendous im- 
portance in our lives. 

Color can influence our moods, 
stimulate our minds, magnetize 
our bodies. It can attract. It 
can repel. Color can intensify a 
woman's charm, or dispel it. 

Color can make her gay or 
grave, happy or sad. It can be 
dull. It can be shrill. It can be 

capricious. It can be tragic. Color can make a costume pert, 
impudent, amusing, tender, or serious. 

Without boring you with any scientific theories of what color 
is. I ask you only to believe that it is a definite and powerful 
force working either for or against us by the manner in which 
we employ it, that it has a far greater influence than most of us 
realize. Then I shall tell you what I have learned about color 
through my own experience in association with that extremely 
color-sensitive group of women, the screen stars. For years I 
have worked with the application of color to the moods and 
characters of motion pictures. 

I once showed M. Worth, of Paris, a dress I had made for 
Clara Bow. He laughed. "I am not laughing at the dress," he 
said, "it is very, very chic. I'm laughing at its extreme im- 
pertinence." And that is exactly what it was intended to have, 
to accent the character which Miss Bow was playing. 

Your dislike for certain colors may be an instinctive one, 
which you could not analyze, or it may be the result of some 
conscious, or subconscious emotional association, for it is quite 
easy to understand how one might grow to detest even a once 
favorite color, if some tragic, unpleasant or embarrassing thing 
had happened while one was wearing it, or it was otherwise 
present in one's surroundings at the time. 

Gloria Swanson expressed a most violent antipathy for the 
color known as ''old rose." She not only refused to wear it, but 
would not even permit its use in the decoration of the stage 
settings, in which she was to work. 

who cos- 
film stars 
what you can do 
color and what 
do to you 

One day, while we were filming 
one of her pictures, I noticed 
that things were at a standstill, 
and inquired the reason. It 
seemed that her director, Mr. 
Allan Dwan, could not work her 
up to the proper pitch of irrita- 
tion which he felt was required 
to put over a certain scene. Miss 
Swanson was in just too amiable 
a mood to work up a temper. 

I told him I thought I could 

help him out. When I gave him 

my plan he was skeptical, but he 

gave me permission to try. I 

sent one of the extra ladies to 

the costume studio, and had 

her fitted from head to foot in a vivid ensemble of old rose 

velvet. I told her to keep as near Miss Swanson as she could, 

always in her direct line of vision. 

It was not long before the hated color began to have the de- 
sired effect, and Miss Swanson announced, in no uncertain 
terms, that she would not do any work at all until that "old 
rose abomination" had been removed from her sight. Well as I 
knew her, I never dared tell her of the trick I had played upon 
her, but I did try in every way to find out why she hated this 
particular shade so intensely. 

I NEVER did find out from her, but I discovered later that old 
rose was a great favorite with Pola Negri, and that she wore it 
often. Now, Gloria and Pola were bitter rivals and enemies, so 
much so that each of these " Czarinas of the Screen" refused to 
work in the same studio with the other. So it will not be diffi- 
cult for you to understand the association which made Gloria 
detest what is otherwise a color of healthful and pleasant 

"If a red-haired woman, with a face covered with freckles," 
Lady Duff Gordon once said, "wants to wear watermelon pink, 
she must have it, for there is within her a desire, sentimental, 
emotional, even physical, which only that color will satisfy." 

It was during my association with Lady Gordon, famous 
designer of women's gowns, that I made my first contact with 
motion pictures in the person of the exquisitely blonde and 
lovely Billie Burke, the wife of Florenz Ziegfeld. Her director 

j§e Careful of 
Your Colors 

By H. M. K. Smith 

extremely partial to one of the rm»t disagreeable shad 

yellow green that c\i-t>. not for its color value to the eye, l>ut 

for its camera value, which was a warm and lovely gray. He 
insisted that Miss Burke's costumes be made in varying shades 
of this color. 

1 will never forget the day she came in to try a Degligee, 
which had been made in the desired shade of chiffon. She put 
it on, took one look at it, and that was that. No argument by 
the director that the color would accent her every charm on the 
screen had any weight whatsoever. 

" That color does something to me inside that I can't explain, 
and which you would not understand." she said, and both the 
negligee, and all the rest of her costumes for that picture, were 
made in the colors which she liked to wear. 

Because of this knowledge of the emotional and physical 
effects of color, I was always careful to find out from the great 
stars of the screen at my first conference on the subject of 
costumes, what their color preferences were. And, where, 
because of camera values. 1 could not give a star an entire 
costume in her favorite shade. I always managed somcho 
give her something that would make her conscious that she was 
wearing the color she loved. A bag, a hat, a parasol, a jewel: 
sometimes it was possible only in the lingerie worn underneath, 
but always, something. [ please tikx to page 1 1'> | 

Nita Naldi often chose her colors for the moods 
they inspired, regardless of whether they were 
becoming. She was partial to a certain un- 
flattering shade of pink, simply because it gave 
her "a great kick" 

Perhaps Gloria Swanson never real- 
ized why she so violently disliked a 
lovely shade of old rose. But Mr. 
Smith's observing eye discovered the 
secret and found a logical reason for 
her antipathy to that color 

Photos by 

Kay's Newest 

CUT! OKAY!" sang out William Dc Mille, directing Kay 
Francis in a scene from the new M-G-M picture, "Pas- 
sion Flower." "Cut okay," echoed we, thinking about 
the grand gowns Kay wears in her role of Dulcie. That stun- 
ning" costume on the left is of tomato-red wool, with gold- 
shaded galyak trimming. Right, salmon-pink taffeta com- 
bined with black velvet (and how!) and jeweled shoulder 
straps for a subtle final touch. Both designed by Adrian 



rook Hates Tea 

We penetrate the 
British reticence of 
Clive, man and actor 

By Michael Woodward 

Gl.I \ I BR< " >K, the man. is a colossally difficult person to 
know. You've lu-ard the terms "extrovert" and ' in- 
trovert" Brook is the latter, with a vengeance. 
Heavily coated with that familiar British characteristic 
called "reserve." the man Brook is hard to get at. One of his 

quaintances La Hollywood has known him five years. 

That acquaintance admits frankly that the real (live Brook is 
still a bit of an enigma. 

He doesn't like to talk about himself. That way, he*s utterly 
un-Hollywood. So many of these motion picture personages 
are constantly conscious of the first person, singular. Brook 
isn't. When he gets into a group of persons and into an agree- 
able conversation, (live Brook is the first to forget that (live 
Brook is present. lli> interest lies in the conversation and the 
others' views, not in himself. 

And because of this, few people know him well. There's hardly 
a soul in Hollywood, for instance, who knows that ("live Brook 
is a first-class violinist. He plays for his own amusement only, 
and lets very few people know he can do it. To those he says: 
'T'll throttle you if you breathe this to a soul! Because, as a 
matter of fact, I play so poorly!'' 

Then he goes ahead and plays divinely — better than many a 
person who makes a living at it. 

He's keen on music, anyway. Real music, that is. When 
orthophonies first came out, he studied the principle of the new- 
type of sound reproduction. Learning that much of that rich- 
ness and volume depended on the length of the '"horn" in the 
instrument, he had a special one built at tremendous cost, occupy- 
ing almost an entire wall space in one end of a big room. With 
this, he got true symphonic volume and tone. He listens to it 
by the hour. 

FEW people know that he's an author. A real author, not a 
dabbler. He has had published by British magazines many 
short stories, and several of his one-act plays and vaudeville 
sketches have been successfully produced. His writings are of 
the ultra-smart, sophisticated style. 

And as a matter of fact, he's easily one of the best-read men in 
Hollywood. His relaxations and recreations are mostly mental. 
"That's what you've got to call ("live Brook — a mental type 
rather than a physical, despite his undeniable physical attractive- 
says a Hollywood woman who knows him well. 

He's no hand for "whoopee." He's no night hound. His chief 
social delights consist in a home dinner with some of his close 
friends — either at his home or theirs. He doesn't go to public 
cafes and places of amusement — and yet. he likes to dance. 

"Give me a graceful partner, good music — and I'll be happy — 
one or two evenings a week." he says. The other evenings, he 
prefers a few friends who can talk on sufficiently intelligent sub- 
jects, or his home and his books and his music. Dinner table 
conversation to Brook doesn't mean what one's golf score was, 
or what horse may win at Agua Caliente, or how much a picture 
is going to gross. 

"You've got to be almost highbrow to join in the Clive Brook 
dinner table discussion," is the way one who knows puts it. 
"Not professorial — but intelligent and intellectual." 

Some people misinterpret it as [ please tvrn to page 104 ] 

The Reserved Mr. Brook— 

117/0 plays the fiddle beautifully for 
his own pleasure — 

Who was shell-shocked in the war, 
and is still a hit foggy on j erne tu- 
be ring names — 

Who despises dowdy women — 

And is one of the kindest fellows 
in Hollywood I 

mos n 

Amos Hisself 

AN airplane, as dilapidated and undernourished as a 
certain fresh-air taxicab, zoomed and dipped to a land- 
ing out of the California skies. Two gentlemen of a 
startling cranberry hue, alighted and looked about. 
"Urn! Um! Ain't this somep'n'?" one enquired. 
"Boy," replied the other, "I'se regusted." 
Amos 'n' Andy and two loads of sunburn, had arrived in 
Hollywood. Arrived to make a talking picture, Harlem dialect. 
En route from Chicago, a washout along the line had unfortu- 
nately delayed their arrival and 8:30 in the morning found the 
boys stranded in Las Vegas, Nevada, with their first California 
broadcast due at three the same afternoon. 

There was just one thing to do. They did it. In a small open 
plane, the only one they could resurrect, they gathered unto 
themselves all the sunburn between Nevada and California, but 
in true movie style they arrived in the nick of time and the day 
was saved. And the world, his wife, and all the little worldlings 
gathered about the radio as usual and chuckled at the problems 
of two downtrodden gentlemen of color. 

Amos 'n' Andy, who are in reality Freeman F. Gosden and 
Charles J. Correll, have just seen their first talking picture, 
" Check and Double Check," flash on the nation's screens. No 
team of radio entertainers have ever reached the people as have 
these two very simple fellows in their everyday happenings of 
two pathetically comical negroes and their Fresh-Air Taxicab 
Company of America, Incorpulated. 

ONE day in Peoria, 111., Charles J. Correll sat behind his type- 
writer and thought things over. As Secretary to the State 
Superintendent of Instruction, the future Andy decided things 
weren't so hot. So having reached this momentous decision 
Mr. Correll folded up his typewriter and went about laying 
bricks all over Illinois. 

Freeman F. Gosden about this time was a live-wire tobacco 
salesman in Virginia, but the future Amos decided he, too, 
craved a change and switched to selling cars, until the war in- 
terrupted. After the war he was still dissatisfied. A chance 
came to join a booking company in Chicago that produced 
amateur theatricals. Gosden grabbed that chance and with 
that one little grab, what do you think he "done done"? lie 
done picked off for himself a huge hunk of fame and fortune, for 
in that same company was a Charles J. Correll, former Illinois 
bricklayer. Almost at once these two began a friendship that 
proved deep and lasting. 

The boys shared a little apartment and messed around a little 
with a uke and piano, as Amos would say. 


The Ebony Emperors 
of the Air splash in dem 
golden pools, ride dem 
Rolls-Royces and allow 
Ain't dat somep'n'?" 

" You two should go on the radio," their friends urged. "And 
we didn't have any more sense than to believe them," Amos 
grinned. "So we tried it out and, boy, were we a mess? We 
sang about forty songs a night and they were all bad. In those 
days it was a case of how loud an entertainer could yell into the 
mike. We thought we were good when a listener two miles 
away reported having heard us perfectly without a radio." 

"And yes," said Andy, "we yelled our heads off over that 
mike for over seven months and never got a penny. Not a cent. 
Boy, we must have been bad!" 

Finally, however, the great day came. The boys were 
offered one hundred dollars a week. No more producing 
amateur theatricals. They were now actually being paid for it. 
Hot dog! 

Gradually Amos '«' Andy were given life. They appeared 
first as Sam and Henry and later changed to the now popular 

Andy Go 


B v Sara Ha m i It o ?i 

i V Andy. At first the boys broadcast [or Chicago only. 
Then came the nation-wide hook-up, with a targe manufac- 
turing company behind them, and .suddenly the whole country 
.une Amos 'it' Andy conscious. 

And, like all good little boys who go out and pet themselves 
famous, they came to Hollywood and pictures. And did they 
work? There wasn't any phase of the business in which they 
didn't poke a black but determined linger. They sat in on story 
conferences. They survived. They submitted to hours of 
experiments in make-up. They tried on screen clothes. They 
rehearsed. As Amos says, they were "photographed, auto- 
graphed and giraffed." 

They wrote all their own radio skits on the side and trans- 
lated all the dialogue of the picture into Amos 'n' Andy lingo. 
They gave out interviews, and bounced around more friskily 
than the proverbial decapitated chicken. On top of all this. 
their radio broadcasts went right along. At three in the after- 
noon work was interrupted for the Eastern broadcast and again 
at seven-thirty for the W< , 

About 2:45 each afternoon, on a big sound stage on the Radio 

AikK in Puss'n 

Pictures lot. watches began to appear all over the set. Every- 
one nervously watched the time, everyone but Amos '>;' A 
who appeared quite unconcerned. At 2:50, Director Mil 
Brown all but swooned. The technicians chewed their nails, 
and the script girl softly wept in her hanky. But still the boys 
went quietly about their work, as unhurried as though half the 
United States weren't waiting to hear their voices in just a 

At 2:55, with a "see you later." two unassuming boys calmly 
walked out into the sunshine, strolled nonchalantly down the 
walk, occasionally stopped to chat with a friend, and promptly 
at one minute to three mounted the steps to the broadcasting 
room to bring a smile to thousands of listeners. 

IN* one corner of a sound stage on the far corner of the lot was 
built the little broadcasting room. In the center stood a small 
wicker table and two straight backed chairs. Two microph 
hung suspended over the table. A small electric light bulb 
encased in wire reposed on the table. In Chicago, the theme 
song of their sketch, which incidentally was the theme so: 
the picture. "The Birth of a Nation," made many years 
had been played. They were seated now. Bill Hay. also in 
Chicago, had finished his announcement, and pressed a tiny 
button nearby. Almost instantly the little bulb on the table 
flashed on and thev were off. 

The bovs take all the parts in the skit. Amos is the K 
and Ligktnin' who "ies wants two dollars till Saddy night." 
A ndy is Van Porter and the other characters. Tl :rns 

being the dog. 

roe, not even their wives, is permitted to see them broad- 
cast. And only a privileged one or two who bravely stood their 
ground in the face of being literally thrown out. have been 
present during the writing of one of their skits. And these one 
or two report the affair twice as amusing as any broadcast and 

a hundred times more exciting. 
bort and plump, the 
former secretary a and 

-its at the typewriter, 
tall, blonde and rather 
handsome, nervously paces 
back and forth. The plot takes 
form. It's ready to be written. 
They both grow excited. 


A scene from "Check and 
Double Check," Amos V 
Andy's first picture for Radio. 
Kmcfish, in the person of 
Russell Powell, seems to be 
laying down the law to the 
boys. They, as is their wont, 
are taking it calmly 





et's Get Familiar 

NOW take Greta Garbo, for 
instance. If you were 
really chummy with Greta 
do you know what you'd 
call her? No? Well, cheer up, 
neither do we. 

So, now that we've disposed of 
Garbo, let's go on with the story. 

All human beings have an irre- 
sistible desire to tear down the dignity of their fellow men by 
tacking nicknames onto them. From Kaiser Bill down — or up 
— to "Spike" Mahoney, vendor of illicit liquids, no one is 

Some of the movie stars have even adopted their nicknames 
as screen names — like " Hoot" Gibson. 

There's a story connected with "Hoot." When "Hoot" — 
who was christened Edward R. Gibson — was a youngster, he 
and another boy were out on a bicycling jaunt. Tire trouble 
developed and they had to spend the night in a haystack. In 
the wee small hours a hoot-owl let out a blood-chilling hoot and 
the two kids, thinking the farmer was after them — ran. They 
both traveled fast, but little Eddie Gibson was in the lead. The 
other youngster promptly christened him "Hoot." 

" Skeets" Gallagher is another whose nickname became his 
professional name. As a child he was very small for his age. 
His pals all called him "Skeeter." This, in the natural course 
of such things, became shortened to "Skeet." When "Skeet" 
made his debut in the talkies Paramount added an "s" and 
rechristened him "Skeets." 

Kay Francis and Kay Johnson were both christened Kath- 
erine. When they went on the stage, both girls adopted the 
more abbreviated form "Kay." Short names look better in 

BUSTER KEATON'S name sounds like a nickname, but isn't. 
He hasn't any other. His parents had a rough and tumble 
vaudeville act and they used to fling their infant son all over the 
stage. He was such a husky youngster and could take bumps so 
sturdily that Houdini named him "Buster." And Buster he 
still is. 

Constance Talmadge is known to her close friends as 
" Dutch." When she was a child she had short, blonde hair and 
looked like a Dutchman. Her family started calling her 

As a matter of fact, most nicknames are family or pet names. 
That's why they sound so silly in print. For instance — 
Florence Eldridge calls husband Fredric March "Lambie," 
which is swell in the home. But just you try hailing Freddie as 
" Lambie"! 

Gertrude Olmsted doesn't object when her mother and her 
husband, Bob Leonard, call her " Toodie." But "Toodie" from 
anyone else is just too much of a good thing. 

You wouldn't think of acting overly-familiar with Ruth 
Chatterton. But Ralph Forbes, her 
husband, calls her "Rusie" — with the 
"u" pronounced as in French. If you 


What you'd call the 

players if you knew 

them that well! 

don't know your French vowels 
you'd better stick to plain Ruth. 
Maybe you'd better, anyway. 

Nicknames often spring up on 
the set during the making of pic- 
tures, and if they're apt, they're apt 
to cling. Jack Oakie christened 
Helen Kane "Boop" during the 
making of " Sweetie." You will ad- 
mit it's appropriate for the original " boop-boop-a-doop" girl. 
"Under the Tonto Rim" was Dick Arlen's first Western and 
Mary Brian's first time on a horse. Mary called Dick "Buck" 
and Dick came back snappily with "Texas." "Texas" shrank 
to "Tex" — and now Dick and Mary are "Buck" and "Tex." 
Some of the stars, who have changed their names for screen 
purposes, still carry around nicknames that are survivals of the 
handles which their families gave them. In this class belongs 
Evelyn Brent who is called "Betty" by everyone who knows 
her more than casually. Her name used to be Elizabeth Riggs. 
Dorothy Lee registers immediately if you call her "Midge." 
She was christened Marjorie Millsap. Ann Harding's given 
name is Dorothy. She's still "Dody" to her family. 

HAROLD LLOYD'S boyhood nickname figured in a lawsuit 
recently. Lloyd was sued for infringement of copyright by 
the widow of H. C. Witwer, short story writer. She claimed that 
Lloyd's picture, "The Freshman," was stolen from a story of 
her husband's. The character played by Lloyd in " The Fresh- 
man" was called "Speedy." 

Harold explained that "Speedy" had been his own nickname 
as a kid. His father had seen a play in which a character named 
" Speedy" figured. The name tickled him and when he came 
home he greeted his small son, "Hi, there, Speedy!" From 
then on that was Harold's name. 

There are lots of others. Regis Toomey's pals call him 
"Pat." Gary Cooper used to be known as "Cowboy Coop" 
when he attended Grinnell College, because he wore a ten- 
gallon hat. Hollywood has shortened it to " Coop." Gary has 
his own pet name for Lupe. He calls her "Becka." 

Wallace Beery still answers to " Sweedie." In the early days 
of pictures he made a series of comedies in which he played a 
Swedish maid. Lila Lee smiles if you call her "Cuddles" — her 
name when she was a baby star with the Gus Edwards troupe. 

Marion Byron is "Peanuts," because she's so tiny. Richard 
Dix was called "Pete" back in his home town, and Phillips 
Holmes' chums used to hail him as " Flip." Vivian and Rosetta 
Duncan have names for one another which their intimates 
sometimes use. Rosetta is "Hymie" and Vivian is "Jake." 
And Sally Eilers and Marie Prevost call each other " Bella" and 
"Stella." Lois Wilson likes to be called "Loy." And Clara 
Bow is "Red" to everyone. All movie fans know that Joan 
Crawford calls Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., "Dodo." Joan's own 
nickname is "Billy," a hangover from her chorus girl days. 

Mary and Doug have names that 
sound like parts of a boat. Mary calls 

D I—T~ „"„,* D ~ o^^/. sound like parts ot a boat. Mary call 

By Harriet t arSOnS Doug "Tiller;" he calls her "Hipper. 

Sby Time and Tears 

Not sorrow alone, but 
gro w t h o f m i n d a n d 
spirit, gave Mary Astor 
the rich womanliness 
that is hers tod a y 

By J a tut French 

WINN" Mary Astor spoke on the screen for the first time 
in "Ladies Love Brutes," thousands of fans and hun- 
dreds of Holly woodians blinked their eyes and said, 
"What in the world has happened to Mary Astor'" 
Suddenly a new and startling personality had flashed upon the 
screen. The wan child who had been carried away into the sunset 
by John Barrymore in "Don Juan" was no longer a child but a full- 
blown woman with deep wells of emotion in her voice. 

Everyone discussed Mary's re-birth and they accredited the 
change to the sudden death of her husband, Kenneth Hawks. 
They said that the staccato flash of tragedy had brought out in 
Mary the hidden beauty of her nature, that the death of her 
husband had given her the depth one saw in her performance in 
'"Holiday" and other films she made. They all gloried in the 
courage she showed at a time when most women would have bun 
prostrated by grief. 

The spotlight was turned upon Mary Astor. the woman, now. not 
Mary Astor, the child. 

Because the sudden gesture is always the most dramatic nobody 
stopped to analyze the situation. It was an interesting though a 
morbid — thought that the crashing together of two planes in mid- 
air had made a woman of Mary Astor. 

IT is true that she has changed. It is true that her mind is clear 
and true and brilliant. It is true that her heart is a citadel of 
courage. It is not true that all these things came to her because of 
Kenneth Hawks' violent death. It was simply that which made 
people look at Mary and wonder. 

Tor maturity does not come suddenly like love. Maturity is a 
slow and agonizing pro. 

It is necessary to go back a little and consider the pattern of 
Mary's lite. She is the daughter of a German professor named 
I.anghanke who saw in his small, pale daughter a sure talent. Ami 
who was willing to give to her all the persistence of his nationality 
to make an actress of her. She remembers, as a child, being seated 
upon a piano stool and made to stay there until she had mastered 
some difficult Bach fugue or some light Chopin waltz. 

She remembers, also, being put upon the hemic talent stag 
their little middle Western town to "recite" poems. And she 
remembers, too, the trying years in Xew York when her father, 
forced to give up his work at the school, went with her from mana- 
ger's office to manager's otYice in an effort to put her in the place he 
felt was hers. 

\> is the way when a dominant parent and a docile child are to- 
gether, Man's life was ruled by her father. Langhanke knew 
surely, what his little daughter had. He was so determined that 
she must, though they all suffer poverty, be a star. He be:: 
directors to give her a chance. He went with her to the studios and 
watched over every test she made and when the breaks began to 
come both he and his wife accompanied her to Hollywood where 
she became the symbol of the purity school of leading women. 

She was so young then! Whatever [ please turn' Tei page 119 ] 

Once the little pastel 
heroine, she reveals 
an emotional depth today 
that fans and critics 
applaud and wonder at — 
the new Mary Astor 


IJ/elcome Home, 


Which Clara 
Kimball Young is 
who? Bend your 
faculties to the 
task of guessing 
which Clara K. is 
of a decade ago 
and which of the 
present. Give up? 
At the left is Clara 
today — certainly 
as lovely as the 
beauty who looks 
down at the right 

Do lores Foster 

AT forty, having spent thou- 
sands of dollars on reducing 
methods, Clara Kimball 
Young, youthful and with a 
beautiful figure, is back in Holly- 
wood ready to return to "the screen. Never the flapper type, 
even when she was at the height of her career, she is made 
more beautiful by maturity. Her eyes are as deep and spar- 
kling as ever and her sleek bobbed hair dark as a February 

She lives in a charming little house in Beverly Hills. She 
wears gray chiffon and lace. She has the poise and distinction 
of a woman of the world. 

Since 1922, she has not appeared on the screen, with the 
exception of one independent picture made in 1925. Yet she 
is not forgotten. When she has her car filled with gasoline 
or when she shops in the neighborhood stores, those who serve 
her invariably ask, "When are you coming back to the screen, 
Miss Young?" They all recognize her — as why shouldn't 
they? She has changed almost not at all since she left the 
screen eight years ago at the very height of her career. 

Will you ever forget her in "Eves of Youth," "Hearts in 
Exile," "Camille," "A Woman of Bronze" and "Trilby"? 
There clings to all these stars, whose work wrote the pages 
of cinema history, the perfume of glamor. Clara Kimball 
Young retains this glamor. 


Clara Kimball Young — 
fair, slim and forty — 
stands at the brink of 
a new career in talkies 

Her life has been one of tur- 
moil. Too frank for her own good, 
too little the business woman, she 
found, when she should have been 
realizing thousands and thou- 
sands of dollars on her pictures, 
she was going into debt instead. 
When she was still a girl in her 
early twenties she went into part- 
nership with Selznick and her 
husband, Jimmy Young. Clara 
was to star, Young to direct, 
Selznick to produce. But taking 
direction from one's own husband 
is a difficult task. Although they made some excellent pictures 
together, Young did not know how to get the best from Clara. 
She freezes when she is approached tactlessly. Suggestions 
she will take. Orders she refuses. It ended in both the 
professional and personal partnership being dissolved. She 
divorced Young and formed a new business partnership with 

BUT she knew nothing of business and when her pictures 
were, she discovered, badly managed, she bought off her 
contract and went with Harry Garson, who produced her 
films for years. The load was heavy. Each week she paid 
on her old contract, almost as much as she made. The end 
came in 1922. 

Suddenly the fans found that their favorite was to be 
discovered on none of the local screens. And, while they 
looked for her in vain, she was touring the country with a 
theatrical production in which Harry Bannister, Ann Hard- 
ing's husband, was her leading man. 

Then came years of vaudeville. Tedious years that ended 
suddenly a few months ago [ please turn to page 117 r ." 

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JOHN BOLES, Univer- 
sal, whose excellent 
singing voice and fine 
acting ability have made 
him one of the screen's 
most popular stars, tells 
you what he considers 
woman's most priceless 

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French soap for just 1(¥ 

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.Learn the complexion secret 
08X °f tnc screen stars know 

"TV TOWAD AYS no woman need be 
_1_^J afraid of birthdays" fohn Boles 
lays. "( harm isn't by any humus 
measured by years] 

"One of the most alluring women 
I know is . . . Hut it wouldn't be fair 
to tell! No one would ever guess — 
and she sad mi red wherever she goes. 

"These days not only stage and 
screen stars but hundreds of other 
women have learned a very impor- 
tant secret of allure. YOUTH is rec- 
ognized for the priceless thing it is 
. . . complexions are kept glowing." 

How amazingly the famous stars 

keep youth! Every woman should 
learn their complexion secret! 

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ion beauty, ' they will tell you. "Keep 
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The actresses famous for their 
charm the world over use Lux Toilet 
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known is their preference for this 
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it is found in theater dressing rooms 

In Hollywood, where 605 of the 
613 important actresses use it. Lux 

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dim studios. 

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EVFI 1\ I \^ I . CO-Starring with John Hull- in ■ reCCfM pic- 
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Picture by V i c D e P a u w 

On location with "The Pet of the Plains" Company — "Say, mister director, 
kin you use a real honest-to-gosh good cowhand?" 

Reeling Around 

The Dying Gunman 

(A popular song of 1957, Heaven forbid) 

A darling son of a movie fan 

Who loved each screen tunc and rhyme 
Ran away from his home one fair spring morn 

( it was about the time of "Lights of New York") 

And entered a life of sin and crime. 
Twenty years later he was caught in a stickup, 

A nd a cop's bullets (bang! bang.') done him wrong. 
Then lie crawled home to his dear mother's knee 
Remembering the kind care of his infancy 

And she heard him sob his dying song — 


"Sing me a theme song, mother, 

Like you did in the long ago, 
When the talkies were only whispers, 

A nd we sat by the old radio — 
Sing me a theme song, mumsy, 

And Til know that you still love me true — 
Like 7 love you, Woman Disputed.' 

And 'Sins of the Lathers, I love you'.'" 

Into Your Dance ! 

Joe Frisco, the stuttering clown, calls the great crooner 
"Ruby Valloo" . . . And Fred Allen, the electric-brained 
comic, tells Walter Winchell that times are so hard that auto- 
graph hounds at first nights are only asking for initials ... To 
which might be added the fact that instead of albums they're 
now using second-hand confetti . . . R. Beers Loos, to con- 
tinue the optimistic note, writes in Rob Wagner's Script that 
today there are hundreds of actors tramping the streets of 
Hollywood who actually do not know where their next bottle 
of pin is coming from ... A little movie house in New York 
was stuck up by two thugs not long ago and robbed of S78. 
Was it the week's receipts? Anyhow, the picture then showing 
on its screen was •'Shallow of the Law!" Shudder that off . . . 
Sylvia, Hollywood's famous masseuse, has written a new song 
for her salon called " I Knead Thee Every Hour" . . . Metro- 
Goldwyn-Mayer almost lined up Greta Garbo for the first 
personal appearance in her career. She had even accepted the 
invitation when Garbo discovered that it was Stockton, Calif., 


to which she was bidden, and not Stockholm, Sweden! . . . 
Dorothy Farnum, American film writer, now making pictures in 
France, has been offered 4,000,000 francs to make two pictures for 
a French concern. Dot could do better than S48 right here at 
home! . . . Anna May Wong, the greatest living reason for 
China, is playing a vamp in an Edgar Wallace melodrama, 
"On the Spot," on Broadway . . . After a look at Anna in 
the flesh, Em willing to agree that 50,000,000 Chinese can't 
be Wong! 

Gag of the Month Club 

Jim Tully gets the chintz shirt this month for the story of 
the days of Karl Dane's greatness at Metro. 

The big ex-carpenter was reported to be discontented 
with the size of his pay-check, and finally he mustered up 
courage to go in and talk dough with Louis B. Mayer, the 
big boss. 

Mayer was willing to dicker. "Now, Karl," he said, 
"how much more a week do you think it would take to 
keep you happy?" Then Mayer sat back, gripping his chair 
arms and expecting something in four figures. 

Dane fiddled with his hat, looked diffidently at the floor, 
and finally, summoning all his nerve, quavered, "Oh, 
about twenty-five dollars!" 

Getting Personal 

Mr. Lowell Sherman goes to Hollywood parties wearing a 
monocle and a two-foot cigarette holder. Mad wags say that 
now that Mr. Sherman is both directing and acting in pictures 
he even steals footage from himself . . . Mitzi Green recently 
celebrated her tenth birthday while making personal appear- 
ances at the Paramount Theater, New York. Reported Mitzi 
got $2,000 a week for that job. Nancy Carroll, the week 
before, had to struggle along on a S5.000 wage! What are 
these breadlines we hear of? . . . Both Eddie Buzzell and Ona 
Munson deny there's a divorce in prospect. Hope they are 
right . . . Jean Harlow, the "Hell's Angels" blonde, goes for 
spare ribs and kraut when she's not on the diet . . . John 
McCormack is using two of Ernest Torrence's songs in his 
concerts. They are "Machree" and "God Gave Me Flowers" 
. . . Marion Davies' new Paris toggery has been knocking the 
ladies over at various Hollywood shindigs . . . Yola D'Avril, 
that leetle Franch girl, has married Edward Wood, composer. 
She's twenty-two — he's ten years up. 

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When you write to advertisers please mention mOTOri.AY MAGAZINE. 

The movie wedding 
in "Once in a Life- 
time." The Bishop, 
who, a few minutes 
before, had sent out 
for a racing tip-sheet, 
is performing the 
ceremony, while at 
the right is Hugh 
O'Connell, who plays 
Dr. Lewis, the vaude- 
ville dumbbell who 
does everything 
wrong and so be- 
comes head of the 
Glogauer Studios 


THE biggest theatrical hit in New York is a satirical 
comedy called "Once in a Lifetime."' It kids Holly- 
wood. That's the thing to do these days — poke fun 
at the making of movies and the people who play in them. 
On stage, screen, and between book covers the jolly work 
goes on. "Once in a Lifetime" is one of the funniest shows 
ever written. It was penned by Moss Hart and George S. 
Kaufman, two writing gentlemen who have never even passed 
through the movie capital. 

"Once in a Lifetime*' tells of three small-time vaudevillians, 
two men and a girl, who rush to Hollywood at the dawn of the 
talkie era and sell a voice-culture school to one of the big 
studios. The school flops, but the dumbest of the trio, by an 
amazing run of luck and by doing everything wrong, is given 
complete charge of the Glogauer Studios by Mr. Glogauer, 
known as the man who didn't buy the Yitaphone. 

It's the thing to do — kid Hollywood. Here are a few quota- 
tions from the dialogue. The play is now in book form, published 
by Farrar and Rinehart, to whom our thanks are due. 

A chauffeur is talking to a cigarette girl, a maid, another 
chauffeur and a page at a Hollywood cafe. 

A CHAUFFEUR — You girls working this week? 

Cigarette Girl — No, we ain't. 

Another Chauffeur — Universal's doing a college picture. 

A Bellboy (bounding in) — Say, I hear you boys are all set 
out at Universal! French revolution picture. 

ChauFF] OR No, they changed it. It's a college picture. 

Bellboy — It's Revolution again — they just changed it back, 
down in the men's room. 

Cigarette Girl — Oh, that's good. 

Bellboy — Yeh, on account of the sound. They're going to 
be playing the guillotine all through! (He strums an imaginary 
banjo to illustrate.) 

Maid I'm out. I don't know one note from another. 

An unidentified man and an anonymous girl pass through the 
lounge of the cafe. 

The Man — What's the use of your meeting him? The part 
isn't your type. The girl is eighteen years old, and a virgin. 


The Girl — Well, I look eighteen under lights, and I can talk 
like a virgin. 

Miss Leighton, the information secretary at the Glogauer 
Studio, is talking to a couple of actresses who are trying to 
learn to talk. Their names are Phyllis and Florabel. 

Florabel — Sixty simple supple sirens, slick and smiling, 
svelte and suave. 

Phyllis — Ain't it wonderful, Miss Leighton? We can talk 
now ! 

Miss Leighton — Really? 

Florabel — Yes, and a d— sight better than most of them. 

Miss Leighton — I think your progression has been marvel- 
ous. I can't see why they keep bringing people from New York. 

Florabel — Yeh, people from the legitimate stage, whatever 
that is. 

Phyllis — Yes. we've been wondering about that; What the 
h — IS the legitimate stage, anyway? 

Miss Leighton — It's what Al Jolson used to be on before he 
got famous in pictures. He worked for some real estate people 
— the Shuberts. 

Florabel — Know what someone told me at a party the 
other day? They said John B anymore used to be on the 
legitimate stage! 

Phyllis — I heard the same thing, and I don't believe it. 

Miss Leighton — My, you'd never know it from his acting, 
would you! 

Florabel — And that ain't all. I heard that since he's made 
good some sister of his is trying to get out here. 

Miss Leighton — Yes, Elsie Barrymore. It must have been 
kind of interesting, the legitimate stage. My grandfather used 
to go to it. He was in the Civil War, too. 

Phyllis— The Civil War. Did D. W. Griffith make that? 

Well, that will give you a rough idea. It's a great show — 
don't miss it if you come to New York. It kids Hollywood — 
and that's fashionable. But Hollywood doesn't care — it goes 
right on making entertainment for millions of people who don't 
care a hoot what brilliant young men like Messrs. Hart and 
Kaufman think or write. 

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German beauty experts advise 
olive and palm oils 

to keep that schoolgirl complexion 

Carsten— and others equalh renowned— join vast 
group of more than 20. 000 beauty experts the 
World over in urging daily use of Palmolive. 

Carsten says: 71 recom* 
mend oil my clients to 
use Palmolive Soap at 
least twice a day, mas- 
saging its wonderful 
lather gently into the shin 
for a couple of minutes. " 

J> ? 

Berlin beauty shef on the 
Knrfgrslrndmrn is quite 
the smartest . 

die Europe- 

Beauty belongs not to one race, nor to one 

c:ui;t'\. And is it not remarkable that the 

lovely women of almost every civilised nation 

find this one method of skin care best' 

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TODAY, despitediffcrenccs in type, 
lovely women all over the world 
are acquiring "that schoolgirl com- 
plexion.'' The fresh colorful English 
skin; the lustrous pallor of the Pari- 
sienne: the rich, olive-tinted Spanish 
and Italian complexion . . . each one- 
retains itscharaacristic beauty through 
a simple formula recommended by 
more than 20,000 beauty specialists. 

In 16 countries, 1691 cities 

"Wash the face with a pure soap — 
a vegetable oil soap — and water." 
they 11 say, "but not any soap will do. 
It must be Palmolive!" 

If you should question this state- 
ment, you'd learn some interesting 
facts about the cosmetic value of olive 
and palm oils. Those are the- vegetable- 
oils of which Palmolive is made, you 
know. They cleanse without irritation. 
They arc mild, gentle, easy on the 
texture of the skin. Specialists have- 

made many tests with Palmolive and 
they are universally enthusiastic. 

An easy method, too 

You massage Palmolive lather into 
the face and throat until the impurities 
are freed from the pores. Then you 
rinse it off with warm water ; after that 
with cold. And — if you like — an ice 
massage as an astringent. That's what 
you are advised to do morning and 
evening by more than 20.000 of the- 
world's best known beauty specialists. 
They, don't forget, are professionals. 
Their recommendation • your 

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and try the facial treatment tonight. 
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Photoplay Magazine for January, 1931 


The American girl developed today's 
standards of beauty: the rounded slim- 
ness of glowing health. And the new 
styles — from trim, revealing sports togs 
to clinging evening gowns — are a tribute 
to that beauty! 

Yet even the most active girl of today 
must count calories at times to keep the 
slenderness so necessary to look well. 

But unwise dieting may do far more 
harm than good. Diets which lack rough- 
age (and most reducing diets do) fre- 
quently cause improper elimination. Poi- 
sons accumulate in the system — causing 
pimples, wrinkles, sallow skins, headaches, 
dizziness and even serious illness. 

This Danger may be avoided by 
simply including Kellogg's All-Bran in 
an adequate reducing diet. All-Brax 
isn't fattening. It provides the roughage 
your system must have to keep clean, 
regular and healthy. It also adds iron, 
which brings color to the cheeks and 
helps prevent dietary anemia. 

Try this pleasant ready-to-eat cereal 
instead of dangerous pills and drugs. 
You'll enjoy the many ways you can 
serve it: as a cereal, sprinkled over salads, 
cooked into muffins and breads. 

Ask for Kellogg's — the original All- 
Bran. Recommended by dietitians. In 
the red-and-green package. Made by 
Kellogg in Battle Creek^, 

You'll enjoy Kellogg's Slumber Music, broadcast over WJZ 
and associated stations every Sunday evening. 

"Keep Healthy While You 
Are Dieting to Reduce" 

contains helpful counsel. Women 
who admire beauty and fitness and 
who want to keep figures fashion- 
able will find the suggested menui 
and table of foods for reducing diets 
invaluable. It is free. 



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Eiery advertisement in PHOTOPLAY MAGAZINE is cuaranteed. 

Put a mischievous Mexican minx in a Rus- 
sian role and this is the result! Besides 
those sombre eyes, Lupe Velez has acquired 
a taste for tea brewed in a samovar in 
true Russian fashion 

Y( >TJ have all heard stories of actors who live their parts 
lpletely that they can't step out of character even 
when they are away from the theater of the screen 
actor who played Lincoln with such sincerity that he 
continued to wear the famous stovepipe hat and little shawl, 
and to affect the Lincoln mannerisms long after the picture- 
had been completed. 

Something of that sort happened to Lupe Velez as a result 
of her work in the new Universal talking picture version of 
Count Tolstoi's "Resurrection," in which she plays the role of 
Katusha M<islova. 

In the matter of food, at least, the Mexican Lupe went ciis- 
tinctly Russian. Not only did she learn to like Russian dishes, 
but she managed to pet hold of some of the Inst reap 

The members of the " Resurrection'' cast and staff were dis- 
cussing good food one day during a rest on the set. The pro- 
duction's technical director, a Russian by birth, offered to in- 
troduce Lupe to real Russian food, and invited her to dine at 
the Russian-American Club in Hollywood. 

Lupe found borschi (Russian soup) and shashlik (Russian 
barbecued lamb) quite as palatable as the more familiar 
ckiladas and tamaUs and she persuaded the chef to share the 
secrets of these dishes with her. That he did is a real tribute 
to Lupe. chefs usually being as close-mouthed about their culi- 
nary methods as a Hollywood director with a new story i 

This is the soup recipe: 

Green Borscht 

6 lbs. shin beef 
3 qts. water 
1 cup carrot cubes 
1 •> sliced onion 

Ispice berries 
2 celery stalks 
1 sprig parsley 
1 tablespoon salt 
6 cloves 10 pepper corns 

3 tablespoons raw grated carrot 

Fry the vegetables in butter (except the grated carroO for 
five minutes before placing in soup water. Boil all together for 
two hours. Then add a can of spinach and a tea cup of rice, 
letting spinach and rice boil in broth for another hour. 

Before serving, add a tablespoon of lemon juice and several 
hard-boiled eggs cut into quarters. 

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Russian Salad 

Cube 1 cup of cold, cooked carrots and 1 cup of cold, © 
potatoes, and add to 1 tup of cold, cooked peas, and l i 

cold, to., kid string In .-. 

Marinate in oil and vinegar, seasoning to t.i~: 

lettuce leaves in four sections. Garnish two with i 

smoked salmon; one with chopped white of hard boiled >. 
and the fourth with yolks of Eiard-boQi reed thn 

a strainer. 1'ut sprigs oi parsley in lines dividing 

I dressing, use 6 tablespoi un, juice 

lemon, 1 level t< aspoon ol 
Stir thoroughly, chill, and pour over salad before serving. 

Russian Hamburg s tcak 

Mix 1' > lbs. raw chopped meat with ' y lb. butter or butter 
substitute. Add peppei and salt to taste, working it together 
with a wooden spoon. 

Hour a board and turn chopped meat on it. Divide into 
eight parts. Roll with a little (lour into balls, 
cakes. Beat 1 e^'j;. add to it a teaspoon of olive oil, and blend 
well together. Dip meat balls into this mixture, and then 
fine bread crumbs. 

But in frying pan with two ounces of fat or olive oil. 
three minutes. Turn and fry three minutes longer. I 
dish garnished with parsley and water i . pour the fol- 

lowing cream sauce over the cooked meat balls. 

Meat s .iuce 

Melt ?> tablespoons of butter in pan with 2 of flour 
blended, add 1 cup of white stock or. if preferred, 1 cup tl 
cream;^ teaspoon salt, dash of pepper, ) rd, 1 

poon grated horseradish and 1 t> lemon jui 

Apple Souffle-, Russian Style 
6 large green apples. Stir them through .-> 

mix with .* tallies; : ir and 1 teaspoon l< CD ■■■■ -;i' i Half 

an hour ;r ten whites of egc> into a foam, 

adding 3 tabli Mix the apples and whiter 

her thoroughly. Place mixture on a porcelain platter 
bake in oven for fifteen mir. 

CAROLYN VAN \\ \ Mat, \zi\'E 
919 N. Mxhican Ave., Chicaco, 111. 

Please send me a copy of Photoplay's Fa- 
Book, containing 150 favorite recipes of the stars. 
I am enclosing twenty-five cents. 

Be sure to write name and address plainly. 
You may send cube; stamps or com. 



The Fans Are Interested in 

I'ki.dric March, the favorite 
hero of the month, is a native of 
Racine, Wis., born August 31, 1898. 
He stands 6 feet tall, weighs 170 and 
has brown hair and eyes. Appeared 
in many stage plays, among them 
"Tarnish" and "The Royal Fam- 
ily." Fred made his movie debut in 
1928. He is married to Florence Eld- 
ridge, stage and screen actress. His 
latest picture is "The Royal Fam- 
ily," with Ina Claire and Mary 
Brian. His next will be "Strictly 
Business," with Claudette Colbert. 


Read This Before Asking Questions 

Avoid questions that call for unduly long answers, such as synopses 
of plays or casts. Do not inquire concerning religion, scenario writing, 
or studio employment. Write on only one side of the paper. Sign 

your full name and address. 

They Want to Know All 
About Dot 

Robert Montgomery has a 
daughter, born October 13, 1930. 
She has been christened Martha 
Bryan Montgomery. 

Casts and Addresses 

As these take up much space and are not always of interest to others 
than the inquirer, we treat such subjects in a different way from other 
questions. For this kind of information, a stamped, addressed envelope 
must be sent. Address all inquiries to Questions and Answers, Photo- 
play Magazine. 221 W. 57th St.. New York City. 

Dorothy Mackaill holds the spotlight 
among the feminine stars this month. Dot 
hails from Hull, England, where she was born 
March 4, 1904. She is 5 feet, 5; weighs 112, 
and has blonde hair and hazel eyes. Appeared 
on the stage in London and was with the Zieg- 
feld Follies before entering pictures in 1921. 
Divorced from Director Lothar Mendes. Her 
splendid performance in "The Office Wife" 
won her a new live-year contract. 

Paul Lukas is gaining a large fan following 
by his fine work in the f alkies. He won the 
public's heart in "Anybody's Woman." He 
was born in Budapest, Hungary, May 26, 1896. 
Is 5 feet, 2 inches tall; weighs 182, has dark 
brown hair and gray eyes, and is married. His 
latest picture is "The Right to Love." 

Charles Rogers, John Boles, Robert Mont- 
gomery and Richard Barthelmess all use their 
own monickers in pictures. Nick Stuart's real 
tag is Nicholas Prata. 

Esther RALSTON was the beautiful girl who 
played opposite Charles Farrell in "Old Iron- 
sides." After touring in vaudeville for several 
months, Esther returned to the talkies in "The 
Southerner" opposite Lawrence Tibbett. 

M \t rice Chevalier and Warner Baxter 
are each just 5 feet, 11 inches in height; 
Antonio Moreno is one inch shorter. 

Kenneth Mackenna was born August 19 
1899. In his hometown. Canterbury. X. 11.. lu 
is known as Leo Mielziner, Jr. Ken is 
5 feet, 11; weighs 170 and has brown 
hair and blue eyes. For ten years he 
was leading man in many stage produc- 
tions. After appearing in several silent 
pictures in 1924, he returned to the 
stage. The talkies brought him back to 
the screen in 192<). His latest release is 
"Sin Takes a Holiday." 

Norma Talxiadge, Lew Cody and Jack 
Mulhall played in the silent version of "Within 
the Law." Joan Crawford, Kent Douglass 
and Robert Armstrong are appearing in the 
talkie version. 

Wanda Hawley, who hasn't been in pic- 
tures for some time, is married to Stuart Wil- 
kinson. Her first husband was J. Burton 

Sharon Lynn was Janet Gaynor's rival in 
"Sunny Side Up." Sharon sang "Turn on the 
Heat" in that picture. 

Joan Bennett made her stage debut as the 
ingenue in "Jarnegan, " the play in which her 
father starred. From there she stepped into 
the movies as leading lady opposite Ronald 
Colman in "Bulldog Drummond." Joan was 
born in Palisades, N. J., about 19 years ago. 
She is divorced from John M. Fox and has one 
small daughter. Her mother, Adrienne Morri- 
son, is a well-known stage actress. 

Chester Morris' latest picture is "The Bat 
Whispers." He has one son, Brooks, who is 
about 2 years old and a daughter, Cynthia, 
who was born October 16, 1930. 

Lite Yelez was born in San Luis Potosi. a 
suburb of Mexico City, on July 18, 1909. She 
is 5 feet, 2; weighs 112, and has black hair and 
dark brown eyes. Lupe recently completed 
the talkie version of "Resurrection" which 
Dolores Del Rio made for the silent screen. 

Stanley Smith, who is getting ahead 
rapidly in pictures, claims Kansas City, 
Mo., as his hometown and January 6, 
1907, as his birthdate. He is 5 feet, il 1 , 
inches tall; weighs 160, and has blond 
hair and blue eyes. His latest picture 
is "Follow the Leader," from the stage 
play " Manhattan Mary." 


TDHOTOPLAY is printing a list of 
studio addresses and the stars 
located at each. one. Read it, on 
page 125, before writing to this 
department. In writing to the 
stars for photographs PHOTOPLAY 
advises you to enclose twenty-five 
cents, to cover the cost of the pic- 
ture and postage. 

Dorothy Jordan was born in 
Clarksville, Tenn., August 9, 1910. 
She is 5 feet, 2; weighs 100 pounds 
and has brown hair and blue eyes. 
Attended Southwestern University 
for one year before making her debut 
on the stage in musical comedy. 
She entered pictures in January, 
1929. Her latest release is " Min and 
Bill, " with Marie Dressier and Wal- 
lace Beery in the name roles. 

Janet Gaynor and Lydell Peck were mar- 
ried one year last September 11th. 

Monroe Owsley played the part of Ann 
Harding's brother in "Holiday." His next 
picture will be "Strictly Business." 

William Powell is 38 years old and is 6 feet 
in altitude. He has dark brown hair and gray 
eyes. Bill is divorced from Eileen Wilson and 
has one young son. His latest picture is 
"Ladies' Man." 

Ralf Harolde, the screen's slick villain, 
answers to the family tag of Wigger. He is a 
native of Pittsburgh, Penna., born. May 17, 
1899. Is 5 feet, 10; weighs 148, and has dark 
brown hair and eyes. Married for four years 
to a non-professional. Ralf spent 12 years on 
the stage before he entered the movies. His 
most recent picture is "Check and Double 
Check" with Amos V Andy. 

Clara Bow's latest picture is "No Limit." 
Norman Foster is her leading man. Dixie Lee, 
Stuart Erwin and Harry Green are in the cast. 

Leslie Fenton, after deserting pictures for 
a hike through Europe, is back on the job 
again. He is appearing in "The Man Who 
Came Back." 

Barbara Kent, Harold Lloyd's leading 
lady in "Feet First," just reaches 4 feet, 11; 
and weighs 103; Ann Harding follows 
with 5 feet, 2; and 106 pounds; then 
Nancy Carroll, 5 feet, 4; 118 pounds; 
Mary Astor, 5 feet, 5; 120 pounds; Alice 
Joyce and Hedda Hopper, each 5 feet. 7 
inches, weigh 120 and 135 pounds, 

Gloria Swanson did her own singing 
in "The Trespasser " and " What a Wid- 
ow!" She was recently divorced from 
the Marquis. 

Llllian Roth sang "Sing You Sin- 
ners " in " Honev. " Other melodies were 
"In My Little Hope Chest," "I Don't 
Need Atmosphere" and "Let's Be 

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SWELL, isn't it, to be able to take your best 
friend right into your family . . . like Bebe 
Daniels did with Marie Mosquini? 

Marie, you know, just announced her 
betrothal to Dr. Lee DeForest, who invents 
sound apparatus and other scientific gadgets 
and hootanannies. 

Well, the doctor is Bebe's uncle. 

And Marie has for years been one of Bebe's 
best friends. 

So Bebe introduced them and let nature take 
its course. 

WITH all the Juniors following papa's 
footsteps in pictures — young Doug Fair- 
banks, and young Wally Beery, and young 
Francis X. Bushman, and all the others — it's 
interesting to record the feminine side of the 

Ruth Mix, daughter of Tom Mix, has just 
signed to be leading lady in a new series of 
Western thrillers, to be made at Universal. 

HpHE new baby girl at the Florence Vidor- 
*■ Jascha Heifetz Park Avenue apartment has 
a name. 

It's Josepha — named, of course, for its 
fiddling papa. 

Heifetz, by the way, got a great telegram 
from a friend when the baby was born. 

"If the girl has your good looks and Flor- 
ence's musical ability," said the wire, "she'll 
be a great child." 

T_TF.RE'S one of the best Hollywood stories 
*• "^of t he month. 

One of our younger and sweeter stars of 
silent pictures was having a test made for an 
important talkie role. 

Ever see a prettier pair of film titles 
than these? For that's what they 
are. Hal Roach decided the printed 
titles on his comedies were dull. So 
he hired the pretty Grace twins to 
speak them out 

Her first line was, "The wind is blowing 
through the trees." 

She read it with great gusto, giving a signif- 
icant accent to each and every word, making 
the sentence rise and fall in a lilting manner. 

The director stopped her. "That is not a 
very important line," he said. "I want you to 
read it simply and naturally. Say the line 
exactly as you would say it to me." 

She turned upon him. 

"But, Mr. Director," she pleaded, "I'm 
going to put everything I've got into that 
line. I've spent several thousands of dollars 
on elocution lessons and I'm going to get my 
money's worth." 

HpHE only song all those vaudeville singers 
*- who signed picture contracts know is 
"Home, Sweet Home." 

Fox has just bought up Frankie ("Walking 
With Susie") Richardson's contract with a 
$10,000 bank note. Frankie will sing in 


Recognize the tired poloist on the 
left? It's old Will Rogers, with 
Will, Jr., beside him. Son's team 
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young Will scoring four goals to 
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XTARCELINE DAY'S new boy friend is 
■'■''••■Arthur Klein, Hollywood's most popular 
furrier. If Marceline decides to follow sister 
Alice's footsteps altarwards at least she'll 
be assured of a different ermine coat for every 

know what she can do about it, 
but it's a fact that a new cleaning- 
and-pressing establishment in Holly- 
wood calls itself the "Estelle Tailor." 

T\ THEN are custard pies not custard pies? 
** The answer is: When they're the kind 
that actors throw into other actors' faces in 
the movies. 

For the enlightenment of the palpitating fan 
public Cal presents this data: 

For custard pics, the movies use a "prop" 
pie, ((insisting of a thin crust, lining a paper 
pie plate, the bottom of which has been cut 
out. The pie is filled with a goo of flour and 


water. If it's a chocolate pie, the flour-water 
mess is colored. 

For chocolate eclairs and cream puffs, a 
real eclair or puff crust is used, filled with the 
flour-water mixture again. 

For meringue, they use marshmallow whip. 

Originally, to make it not so tough for the 
recipients of the pies, the movies tried whipped 
cream. But the cream didn't stick to the face 
so well, so they switched to the flour-and- water 
idea, which is very much like paperhanger's 

It does stick. 

And Oscar, when you see a screen character 
gulp down a lusty drink of whiskey, don't lick 
your chops. It's nothing but water, colored 
with caramel. 

WHAM, goes another name! 
It seems M-G-M signed a young fellow 
named Douglas Montgomery, who had been 
making a name for himself on the stage. 

But M-G-M already has Robert Mont- 
gomery, who HAS MADE a name for himself 
on the films. 

Two Montgomerys would be too much. 

So henceforth, Douglas Montgomery will be 
Kent Douglass. 

"p\OROTHY SEBASTIAN was talking the 
-*— 'other day about the art of being natural. 
When Dot first came to Hollywood they 
wanted her to change her name because, they 

What Ruth Chatterton wears when 
she's dressed up for "The Right to 
Love." Charm's the keynote of 
this very simple white chiffon gown, 
unadorned save for the circular 
flounces that spiral on the skirt 

said, it was too long to be put in electric lights. 
"Well," said Dorothy, "I've seen Pauline 
Frederick's name in lights and Richard 
Barthelmess has been on a couple of the best 
marquees. So we'll just let the old name stand 
as is." 

"L-TOW'S this for a typical Hollywood story? 
■*■ -*- William Orlamond is a character actor who 
has a good baritone voice, plays the violin and 
speaks five languages. 

He has a big part in Mary Pickford's "Kiki." 
He plays the stage door man and his role con- 
sists of his sitting in a chair chewing tobacco! 

GRETA GARBO seen on the 
M-G-M lot wearing a pair of 
dark blue sailor trousers, a little blue 
jacket and a white sailor hat. 

A XD this is what makes nervous wrecks of 
■•••everybody in pictures. Mary Doran 
begged the company to make up some lost 
time on "Remote Control" so that she could 
be in New York at a certain date. 

They did. Everybody pitched in and worked 
from very early Sunday morning until after 
midnight, but when the film was developed it 
was blank. There was a sticking shutter in a 
new camera and every scene had to be done 
over again. 

TTHE most enthusiastic picture fanatic in the 
*■ world is probably the one which June Coll- 
yer has. 

He's an old man in New York who had a 
theater eighteen years ago and now imagines 
that he has eighteen theaters. 

He writes letters to executives of every lead- 
ing studio of Hollywood asking them to use 
Miss Collyer in motion pictures. He writes 
that he had a contest in his theaters and Miss 


The inmates of what Eddie calls "The Cantor Home for Girls." Eddie 
Cantor, the missus and their five daughters on the lawn of their 
Beverly Hills home. Left to right, Marilyn, Edna, Eddie, Natalie, 
Janet, Mrs. Cantor and Marjorie. The big and happy family have 
become California fans. And now Eddie wants a boy ! 




HE Forum was t Ik* common market-place for all of 
ancient Rome. Today a few crumbling columns stand 
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Collyer won by a great majority. He has 
given her a title, thinking she would like one, 
"the sweetest girl on the screen." He attempts 
to plant pictures and stories about her in 
newspapers in New York. One paper in the 
East did print a picture of her and an an- 
nouncement that she had won the popularity 
contest in the theaters which never existed. 

RICHARD ARLKX is nothing if not a 
grand hubby. Jobyna Ralston was laid 
up for two weeks with illness, and what does 
Dick do? — he ups and contracts influenza so 
he's laid up at the same time. 
That's being a pal, that is! 

AX \ A Q. XILSSOX is with the old folks at 
home in Sweden! 
The game blonde, crippled for two years by 
a broken hip that just wouldn't heal, was well 
enough to take ship for a visit to her mother- 
land, with the love and good wishes of Holly- 
wood. Some fine day, we'll look for this 
talented, pretty and courageous girl in pictures 

IS there no end to this boy's cleverness? Xot 
content with being a film star, a writer, and 
an artist, Doug Jr. has just written some of 
the lyrics for the songs used in Lawrence 
Tibbett's "The Southerner." What's more, 
he gets screen credit for them. 

OH girls! What DO you think? Rudy 
Yallee's in love! Yes, but don't begin to 
whimper, or daddy'll pack you right to bed 
without your Martini cocktails. It's his art 
that Rudy cares for in a great big way. 

The crooner made this confession when a 
report hit Broadway again that he was en- 
gaged to Mary Brian. They went a few places 
together while Mary was in Xew York making 
"The Royal Family." 

The haircut that cost $1,500! And the only man who ever made money 
out of one. Fox wanted John Loder to play a German submarine officer 
in "The Seas Beneath." John said the trick German haircut would 
keep him out of work for two weeks. So Fox gave him $1,500, John got 
his neck clipped, and played the big role! 

"Mary and I are just good friends," said 
Mr. Vallee, simply. 

So, girls, you still have your piece of mind. 
But you haven't Rudy! 

THF. ten days that Clara Bow spent making 
exteriors for "Xo Limit" were the busiest 
professionally but the quietest socially she's 
ever spent on or about the so-called Main Stem. 
By day she worked like a nailer under the 

Little Poker-Face visits the place where people make money making 
many faces. In short, Helen Wills Moody, the world's greatest feminine 
tennis player, on a visit to the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer studios. With 
her is Joan Crawford, who did much to make Helen's Hollywood 
studio stay both pleasant and interesting 

baton of Director Frank Tuttle. She made 
scenes on the Elevated, in an Automat res- 
taurant, in and about a house on Fifth Avenue, 
and on Upper Broadway in front of a neigh- 
borhood movie theater. 

She tied up traffic whenever she and her 
cameras appeared. 

The funniest crowd was one of 5,000 people 
who gathered to gape as Clara made scenes on 
the Xinth Avenue Elevated platform at 104th 
St. Wise boys in the crowd insisted that Clara 
was going to do a swan dive to the street a 
hundred feet below — and some insisted she 
would wear a red silk bathing suit. That ex- 
perience was too much for Clara. She fainted 
from excitement, push and hard work. 

After hours she hid in her hotel and missed 
Hollywood. She didn't even see Harry Rich- 
man. And she went back to Hollywood happy 
as a kid and impatient for her bungalow. 

Gray have been seen dining 
and dancing places together. 
What would Lincoln say? 

THERE was another stock market crash in 
Xovember, but it was just Xancy Carroll 
visiting the Xew York Stock Exchange. 

The pretty little carrot-top quite upset 
routine business. 

Trading on the floor was suspended momen- 
tarily, and bulls and bears alike gave the 
Bronx baby doll a great big cheer. (Xot a 
Bronx cheer!) 

In fact, Xancy was forced to a speech, and 
made a short one gracefully. .After which both 
bulls and bears leaped upon the lambs with 
renewed courage and good cheer. 

WHEX Chevalier gets back f rom France 
his next yarn will be waiting for him on 
the Paramount lot. 

It's "A Cavalier of the Streets," written by 
no less a personage than the distinguished 
Armenian loiterer in Mayfair, Mr. Michael 

Mike, you may or may not remember, 
had the younger set by its pink ears with "The 
Green Hat" and so on just a few years ago. 
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Maurice, and h<- can't k:<-t bach t" punching 
the Paianuninl time i la k any too won i<>r us. 

EARL CARROLL, the revue pro- 
ducer, is trying t>> iign op Greta 
Garbo for one of his ln^ girl-op 

No dice, says Garbo. Fat chance, 

Till', announcer gets >>ut his megaphoni 
panda bis barrel cheat, and yella 
McLaglen batting for Gory Coop 

rhe Strong Boy ol Foi baa been bustled Into 

the role opposite Mariene Dietrich in her 

od American picture, "Dishonored," t" 

be directed by Joseph Von Sternberg Cooper 

till busy m "Fighting Caravans," to iw^ 

■t the nod. 

He should do will, playing the Russian spy 

doing bis snooping in tin- Austrian army 

Dietrich, Paramount's hoi potato, i> another 

I he picture seems to be a gameoi Hi spj I 

HERE'S tin- latest stage-door news of film 

Colleen Moore's firsl stage play, "On the 

," closed after a tew weeks on the road, 

before it ever saw the light of Broadway. 

Colleen was said to be miscast in it Too bad, 
but there are other roles, and we hope the next 
One is heaped with butter and jam for the little 

Basil Rathl>one, of the stage, who has 
recently supported such popular actresses as 
Cbatterton and Shearer in pictures, and 
igue Love, are playing in "A ki I 
Important," which will probably be taken to 
Broadway later in the season. 

•With Privileges," starring Alma Rubens, 
! after a brief run. Twas said to l>c due 
to the star's temperamental disposition, and 
a little matter of additional salary. 

Oli;a Baclanova, former star of the Moscow- 
Art Theater, who has been playing in vaude- 
ville recently, is planning to crash Broadway 
shortly to be starred in a play as yet unnamed. 

NORMA SHEAR] R— star, voting mother 
and new Academy prize-winner— will be 
back at work when you read this. 

Her first picture since the birth of Irving 
Thalberg, Jr., will be "Strangers May E 
Ursula Parrott, author of "The Divorcee," 
wrote it. 

AS this is written, exotic, vampish. black- 
haired Rita l.a Roy and exotic, vampish, 
blonde-haired Xatalie Moorhead aren't ex- 
actly speaking. It seems Xatalie replaced 
Rita in the cast of "Hook, Line and Sinker." 
the new comedy opus for Wheeler-and- Woolsey 
at Radio Pictures, a few clays after shooting 

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"She was stealing the picture," say Rita's 

"She wasn't the type," say Wheeler-and- 
Woolsey, laconically. 

Nice, chummy business, this movie racket! 

RIS is a daddy. 

The newcomer's name is Cynthia. 
Mamma and daughter did well, 
and father just dandy. 

SEEMS as if the Haines family 
has given up Virginia for Holly- 
wood. Billy's sister, Ann, has 
taken a job at Howard Greer's 
shop. She is acting as hostess. 
She ushers the customers in and 
bids the mannequins show their 
niftiest costumes. 

HERE'S a nice little lesson in 
Al Jolson owns two race horses, 
Concord and Kildaire. At the 
Jamaica races he figured that Con- 
cord didn't have a chance. So he 
bet on another horse. Concord 
was sore and, just to get even, 
won the race. 

LEATRICE JOY isn't content 
with being an ornament to stage 
and screen and being the mamma 
of Leatrice, Jr. Oh, no! Not Lea! 

Now she's bought a ten-acre 
fruit ranch near Van Nuys, Calif., 
and is building a colonial home on 
the property to which she can re- 
treat when the world gets a bit 

Want any dudes on your ranch, 
Lea, so you can have a dude ranch? 
I'll put on my new salt and pepper 
suit and be right over. 

JOAN and Young Doug are giving 
up their home, "El Jodo," and 
although Joan is interested in the 
new prospects she is sad to leave 
since there is sentiment attached 
to every nail and board in that 

It is a Spanish house, you know, 
but slowly they've been refurnish- 
ing it in English style. They've 
just made a trade for another loca- 
tion and will build an English type 
house on it. 

In the meantime, they'll live in 
an apartment. 

FRANCES DEE was so well- 
liked by her Paramount bosses 
in the Chevalier picture, "Playboy 
of Paris," that they handed her a 
new contract. 

And what do we say? Oh, the 
obvious thing! DEE-lighted! 

THERE'S something odious about a com- 
parison. At least that's what Marlene 
Dietrich believes. A young English news- 
paperman tells the story of his interview with 
the Dietrich. It seems that in order to begin 
things pleasantly, he said, "I want to tell you 
how popular you are in London, Miss Dietrich. 
Your picture has been a tremendous success 
there. In fact you're as well liked as — as — 
Greta Garbo." 

REX "Black Eye" Lease is 
rivaling Clara Bow for break- 
ing into the newspapers. 

His fiancee, Betty Pieice, the 
girl who came to his defense so 
nobly during the Vivian Duncan 
affair, has broken her engagement with him. 

They're mumbling something about being 
good friends still. 

The story is going the rounds that, at a 
recent party, Rex announced his engagement 
to a stage star, but it was all in fun. The girl, 
however, took it seriously and stoutly main- 
tains that Rex is engaged to her. 


How do you like the new Ki\i? This is the first 
picture of Mary Pickford as the famous gamin who 
was played on the stage by Lenore Ulric and in a silent 
picture by Norma Talmadge. Beside her is Gloria 
Swanson, newly divorced but (or and) smiling. This 
picture was taken at a recent conference of the United 
Artists stars 

Hearing these words Marlene burst into 
tears and flew out of the room. Nor could she 
be persuaded to come back and give an inter- 

Yet in spite of all this they persist in 
dressing her like Garbo on the screen and 
surrounding her with a cloud of mystery off 
the screen. 

"D Y the time you read this Jack Gilbert will 
■^be in Europe. 

He and a writer pal of his, Willis Goldbeck, 
went together. 

Ina is in New York. 

The studio hasn't any stories ready for 
Jack so he'll frolic for four months until they 
find some. 

Jack has been on a terrible nerve strain 
since the talkies. He needs a big vacation. 

f^ASTOX GLASS, at thirty-two, 
^-^is getting married. The bride 
is Lioba Karlin, twenty-one. 

They met when both were ap- 
pearing in "The Great Gabbo" 
under Jim Cruze's direction, and 
Jim is staging the wedding at his 
Flintridge estate. 


— The Mesdames Conway Tearle 
are suing. Mrs. Tearle Xo. 2 — the 
actor's current wife — filed suit 
against Mrs. Tearle Xo. 1 (ex-wife 
for $9,659. Xo. 2 complains that 
Xo. 1, in suing Conway for back 
alimony, caused two of Present 
Mrs. Tearle's automobiles to be 
illegally seized. 

— "Mickey Xeilan and I are 
very good friends, even though we 
are divorced," explained Sarah 
Blanche Sweet Xeilan, but she 
nevertheless wants the court to 
give her back her maiden name of 
Blanche Sweet. "It's not that I 
dislike the name, but it's too 
much trouble to sign papers with 
all the names," she added. 

— A girl named Wilma Wyatt 
was married to a fellow named 
Bing Crosby, and it wasn't until 
several days later that the public 
learned that Wilma is really Dixie 
Lee, the blonde heating element of 
Fox films, and Bing is one of Paul 
Whiteman's Rhythm Boys. 

— "Xeedles and pins; needlesand 
pins; when a man's married, his 
trouble begins," says an old nur- 
sery rhyme, and Dolores Del Rio, 
immediately after becoming the 
wife of Art Director Cedric Gib- 
bons, gets seriously ill and loses her 
contract with United Artists. And 
a little while later, Cedric's ex- 
wife in Xew York sues for S500 
back alimony. "I am very much 
surprised," Cedric says, when in- 
terrogated by reporters. 

— "Lila Lee and John Farrow to 
marry," say newspaper headlines, 
and Hollywood checks. Lila is re- 
covering in a desert sanitarium 
from a lung ailment and the doctors 
tell her she'll be all okay again in a 
few months. And sometime in 
1931 she'll have her final decree 
from James Kirkwood. Johnny 
Farrow is a young Australian 
writer who has been evident, successively, with 
Lila Lee, Dolores Del Rio, and recently Mau- 
reen O'Sullivan. Xow it's back to Lila again 
and everybody's happy because Lila's happy. 
He's been visiting her in the desert. 

— Stork-wings flap and a baby girl is added 
to the family cast of Director Henry King. 

Photoplay Maoazxni rem Jani unr, i I 

i 01 

Talking of 

"HFBE surest way to ruin Qai i boa- 

■*■ office star would be to circulate tin' report 
that she spends all bet spare time at Christian 
Endeavor meetings."— Robert E. Sherwood, 
hi in critic 

"T BELIEVE that Future ages will resurrecl 
Chaplin's tattered comedies ami study 

them as reverently as they now study Italian 
primitives. He will lie spoken of as people now 
speak of Grimaldi, only his fame will lie a 
hundredfold greater than Grimaldi's because 

the lilm audience is universal."— Frederick 
Lonsdale, English playwright. 

"Tl' any former picture star is seeking a 

v.ircer he must really earn it if he wishes to 
be successful and make a lasting place for him- 
self upon the Stage. I5ut picture persons who 
have been stars can't reali/.e all at once that 
they are not the most wonderful creatures in 
the world, after years of fan mail and adula- 
tion." — -Agnes Ayres in Variety. 

"HpIIK humble opinion of a high school girl 
revealed in her sincere fan letter is more 
valuable than the criticisms of all the expert > 
put together." — Carl Lacmmle, Jr., of Uni- 

"DF FORMERS, distrusting anything that 
people enjoy so much as they do the 
movies, look for something immoral in them to 
account for their popularity." — Rodney Steel 
in Cinema. 

'""THE public has a right to know what is 
going on inside its prisons. If 'The Hii; 
House' or any other amusement film presents 
the problems of the prison administrator force- 
fully, it contributes to better public under- 
standing." — Warden I.awes of Sing Sing. 

''ALL the advantages made possible by 
■* *-sound — music, dialogue, effects — will 
have to be more judiciously and coherently 
tied in with the tried and proven factors in 
silent picture making. Talkers do not have to 
talk every foot of their way merely to demon- 
strate that they are living up to their name." — 
Maurice Kann of Motion Picture News. 

"TSHALL never marry. That I decided 
■*■ when I found how possessive women are. 
If a girl would be as line a comrade in marriage 
as she is on the golf links or the tennis court, 
marriage would be a very agreeable state. But 
she isn't. Once she has the poor male at the 
altar, she believes she owns him and takes no 
pains to conceal from him that conviction." — 
Eugene O'Brien, actor. 

"■"TALKIES have done away with too-white 
•*■ angels and too-black villains in our 
movies. Xo one in the world is either totally 
good or totally bad. However, in silent 
pictures, characterizations had to be 'pointed 
up' so they could be easily recognized. In 
dialogue pictures, characters can be played on 
a more normal basis." — Director William C. 
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Watch for This 1 ach Month 

CLAIRE LUCE ("Up the River," Fox) ii one of Mr Ziegfeld'a most distill 
guished blonde graduates. Claire was the Hw Tiling little ^irl who 
^u ' led the feather fan and danced in " I be Follies." Turning t" 

s$* ** drama, ahe scored in " Burlesque" in London. Claire is twent) 

~+ a three, five feel three, and bappfly married to Clifford Warren 

Smith, a vurry rich young man. 


SPENCER TRACY ("Up the River," Fox) is another stage boy who's clicked 
ily in talkies, Born in Milwaukee in 1900, Spencer studied 
for the stage, and scored his greatest bit in " ["he Last Mile," the 
sensational prison plaj whose cast be left in mid-run to join up 

^^ . ~J with Fox. Tracy is married to Louise Treadwell, and i> the 

MJ^ ^_ ' daddy of a five year-old son. 

GENEVIEVE TOBIN ("A Lady Surrenders," Universal) has been for some 
M* ^pnv years a well known leading woman in the theater, her i 

tM dating back to "Little Old New York." Her sister is Vivian 

T ^^f Tobin, an actress of equal rank and note. Genevieve is small and 

blonde. Her last New York stage appearance was a trip into 
musical comedv in "Fifty Million Frenchmen." 

HUMPHREY BOGART ("Up the River." Fox- is a New York boy who 
has been a stage juvenile for several years, playing in set 
shows- many hits, such SS "Meet the Wife," 
Children," and "It's 8 Wise Child." He's thirty years old 
Bogart was once the husband of Helen Menken. He's now 
married to Mary Phillips, also a well known actr. 

DOROTH\ CHRISTY ("Playboy of Paris." Paramount) is another glori 
Bed Ziegfeld graduate, and has appeared in other musical shows. 
She was born in Reading, Penna.. and educated there and at 
finishing schools. Dorothy is tall and blonde. ned her for 

a role in "So This Is London," after seeing her in support of 
Marjorie Rambeau in Los Angeles. 

MONROE OWSLEY ("Holiday." Pathe) is a Georgia boy who started in 
the newspaper business. After a year on the Philadelphia PiMit 

, r he went on the stage, and played in stock. He made bis 
Broadway debut in "Young Blood," and later played the role 
in " Holiday" that he was soon to do on the screen. Since then 
he's done three more talkies. 

GENEVA MITCHELL ("Her Wedding Night," Paramount) is still another 

who began as a chorister in Ziegfeld's girl opera. Later she be- 
came a specialty dancer, and still later was Leon Errol's leading 
woman in "Louie the Fourteenth" on tour. She made her 
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playing one of the numbers. 

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finished at Columbia University he went into the theater, ap- 
pearing in musical comedy and later "Outside Looking In." 
"Women Go On Forever." and "Maggie the Magnificent." 
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Chatterton and Barry more Lead the Screen in 1930 


Btandingly good and there is no tried and true 
trouper in Hollywood who is in more constant 

Some of these two-best boys are hundred per 
centers, notably Messrs. Arliss, Gilbert, Col- 
man and Sills. Gilbert, after a bad start in 
1929, came back with two good shows in the 
fussed-over "Redemption" and "Way for a 
Sailor." It seems certain that Jack has been 
consistently underrated as an actor. In the 
silent days his activities as a screen lover stole 
the show from his actual trouping ability, and 
during his sad talkie debut the deficiencies of 
his speaking voice were tragically over- 

TTHIS two-bests list gives one of the keys to 
-^ why the men have stolen the 1930 show 
from their sisters under the grease-paint. 

It is probable that in the history of pictures 
no year was ever so productive of able male 
recruits — most of them, of course, from the 
training ground of the theater. 

Montgomery, Morris, March, Bickford — 
probably the four fastest comers. In Chevalier 
we gained a new demi-god. 

Colman, under the microphone, has hit a new 
record high. 

Young Ayres arrived, via a jazz band, as an 
exceptionally appealing juvenile. 

Show me the woman who doesn't want to 
mother the boy! 

Add to this influx the fact that the great 
majority of the year's best stories were aimed 
dead at the trousered sex and you have the 
answer to the male domination of the year's 

Gangster, war and prison pieces were 
decidedly "in" all year, and the rebirth of 
Westerns with sound wave gave the noble cow- 
boys and the gay caballeros a shot. Air 
pictures were good, too. 

A ND it seems to me to be an irrefutable fact 
■**-that the raging microphone is much easier 
on the voices of men than on the shriller, reedier 
notes of the sisters. 

Which is, of course, a matter for report by 
the sound engineers. 

We must consider, too, that the talkies 
knocked off many of the goddesses of the silent 
days who were without sound voice training 
and practice in general stage deportment. 
When the screen let out a howl it was fatal to 
many synthetic stars, beauty contest winners, 
mere pretty girls at a dime a dozen and all 
those ladies whose screen pre-eminence rested 
on nothing more substantial than some training 
in the elements of pantomime. 

Fate so willed that most of the male actors of 
the old era had some grounding in the art of the 
stage, while a far smaller percentage of the 
frail sex were so fitted as to withstand the 
shock of the new deal. Many a lady got by on 
glamour, while the gentlemen, alas, wereforced 
to know something about the business of act- 

Thus, when the cyclone struck, they lived. 
The pretty faces, many of them, were blown 
into oblivion and points South. 

In mulling over the 176 best performances 
listed in Photoplay, I find that no less than 
eighty-seven — or one less than half the total — 
were given by men and women who have come 
to pictures since the dawn of talkies — namely, 
and roughly speaking, the year 1927! 

Thus, in three years, the cohorts of the stage 
have drawn equal, in performance of their 
duty, to the hosts of the elder screen, which has 
been coaching and projecting its people for 
twenty years. 

TN short, it is now practically an even break 
•^■between the newcomers and the old guard, 
which never surrenders. 

This is another way of saying that Holly- 
wood's needed, great — and often tragic — weed- 
ing out process has been completed. The sheep 
have now been separated from the goats. The 
screen's talents have been weighed and assayed, 
and the unfit have been forced into retirement 
or to other fields of endeavor. It had to be so 
— and it was! 

And it must be added that in these three 
years the fears, dislikes and inferiority com- 
plexes that made Hollywood an armed town in 
1928 have all been dissipated. Those of the 
stage and those of the screen are now one big 

camp making talkies and mining gold — and if 
any knives flash in the California sun, they 
come out in matters that are purely personal, 
whether social or business. 

So far, I have spoken by the book, making 
deductions and drawing conclusions from the 
written record of twelve months in the cinema 
trenches. Such are the chief uses of prosy 

I hope I may now be permitted, from a close 
study of the screen activities of the year now 
closing, to express an opinion that is buttressed 
by facts. 

It is my settled notion that the outstanding 
advance of the year, in the acting line, was 
scored by Norma Shearer. 

C~\l T R four-star beauties, Chatterton and 
^'Barrymore, came to the speaking screen 
fortified with years of stage experience — their 
voices trained and pitched, their deportment 
while in full cry settled and sure by virtue of 
years of practice of their profession. 

La Belle Shearer, on the other hand, was a 
program star of the purest motion picture 
stripe, and certainly not the leading panto- 
mimist in films. 

Faced with the problem of root or die, 
Norma chose to root. 

By means of stupendous labors with voice 
and lines, she rose in one brief year to the status 
of a high comedy star whose abilities any older 
trouper might well envy. 

In "Let Us Be Gay" she stood shoulder to 
shoulder with one other veteran of the lots, 
Rod La Rocque, and played a brilliant cast of 
stage actors quite off its feet. If there's an 
extra large mess of bays and laurels lying 
about, I vote that they be passed to Mile. 
Shearer, with three loud hochs and a couple of 
Bengal tigers. 

WE feel that this magazine's list of best per- 
formances is, in the main, a very sound 
and admirable compilation. The conclusions 
here drawn are not only accurate, speaking 
strictly by the book, but significant of what 
happened in screendom in 1930 — the year that 
saw the talkies come of age. 

Mr. Brook Hates Tea 


high-hattedness. It isn't. It's not a pose, 
either. It's simply Give Brook — a combina- 
tion of his natural reserve and his own in- 
tellectual leanings. Physically, he goes for 
tennis and golf and a bit of swimming. He 
hates these hard American tennis courts — 
lawn courts are his favorite. 

AND he hates people who wear colors when 
playing tennis. 

"Tennis should be played in white." he says, 
and gets really worked up about it — far more 
than the subject calls for. That's one of the 
peculiar traits about the man — one of his very 
few idiosyncrasies. 

He can get more wrought up arguing about 
the proper clothes for tennis than he can about 
really important matters. 

Another thing that distresses him is sloppy 
women. One of his pet aversions is a woman 
who doesn't keep her hair well dressed. And 
he's a keen critic on women's clothes. He 
couldn't design a dress if his life depended on 
it, and he can't name most of the colors or 
materials women wear. 

Yet he can tell what's wrong with a woman's 
costume at a glance — and can constructively 
criticise so that she can correct it. 

He remembers a woman's clothes and re- 
marks about it to her afterward. They adore 
him for it. 

One interviewer who wore a lovely diamond 
ring on her left hand came away raving. 

"He asked about my ring and told me it 
was a lovely engagement ring," she gushed. 
"He's the first man in Hollywood who ever 
even noticed it!" 

He's typically British in many ways, of 

Yet his accent is not too British. His 
friends — the intimate ones — constitute a 
British clique in Hollywood. 

Ernest Torrence and Ronald Colman are 
among them. But he hasn't many intimates 
among the players. 

1— TE doesn't care for the social round that 
*■ -^-characterizes the ordinary motion picture 
actor's life — so he stays away from them and 

In dress, he's paradoxical. His clothes are 
of the best, yet he could by no means be called 
the typical "well-dressed man." He likes 
above all to be comfortable. 

And yet, he can wear a dress suit better than 
any other man in Hollywood — even Colman! 

For smoking, he likes a pipe. He smokes 
ciga r s and cigarettes, too. Strange, but one 
of the excessively few "sloppy" traits about 
the man is that, now and then, he'll let a 
cigarette or cigar stub hang from his lower 

"~DUT even so, lie still does it like a gentle- 
^man," swears a feminine admirer. And if 
you can figure that out, go ahead. 

The man's background finds him born into 
a well-to-do English family. He studied law 
at Dulwich College. His father had invest- 
ments in South African mines, and the war 
rather tightened things for the family. So 
Brook took a secretarial job at a club, and 
through acquaintances, became interested in 

That was why, when he enlisted, he signed 


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■ ■f the war be was invalided borne .mil 
I in training campi teaching new recruit* 
Low to do it 

Tin- shell iht* k. --till is with him 
It manifests itself in Ins inabiht) to remem- 
ber names 

II. even forgot Charlie Chaplin's name once 

uluii be wai toaatmaatei at s dinner I Hut 

i >« >< I> in Hollywood knows about it, and 

forgive him. 

About mosl things, Itrook. is temperate 

persons, In- forms violent likes <>r 

1'here's never any hall way. Hut 

tlu- persona never know which it is, because 

with that typical t. 

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N oung mil n 
In pre* n> e, find ti i itting 

b\ while Hrni.k in l 

N oung i >la yi rs find him ever read) to aid in 

whatever way he i an 

Ami here's .m i~l.l thing although he's 

Rnglish, lie poaitivi teal 

Hollywood's Only Contented Man 

\ n\i in FROM PAC] 

• he worked for a director, a big 
in the industry, whom hedrovcdaily past 
my house. The director would snort some- 
times, when they would see me about, reading 
or in the garden, ami say, 'That Kerrigan is 
crazy; passing his life that way. when he could 
1 t making money and having a good time 

in the world.' 

" lie spent his money winning and dining and 
partying around. 

"just the other day, the chauffeur tells me, 
he met him walking along the same road to 
work, past my house. He is working as an 
extra man now. 

Say, you know, I guess it was me, and not 
Kerrigan, that was cra/.y," he said." 

Warren Kerrigan has what all Hollywood 

dreams of having some day, but is tin, busy, 

too gold mad. too vain, to Stop and enjoy. 
Kerrigan sits on his porch not a patio, mindi 
and watches the changing procession go by. 

"My mind to mc a kingdon 

Wherein such pleasant things I find — " 

He's the contented sage of Happy Valley 
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Whitley Heights that same valley that holds 
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Lily Damita. Left to right they are Otto Brower, co-director; Charles 
Barton, assistant director; Warren Lynch, second cameraman; Lee 
Garmes, first cameraman, and Bill Shea, film editor 

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Gone — Another Ingenue 


And every time the constant effort to please. 
Every time the attempt at winning a new 

She sprained her ankle in Chicago. It was 
strapped up and, in agony, she played the next 

After eight weeks of the tour she felt that 
she couldn't go on. 

But George made her go on. 

ILL and weak, she used to leave the stage and 
faint in his arms. He'd carry her to her 
dressing room and revive her for the next 

Forty-two weeks of the most strenuous life 
in show business. 

Esther Ralston, shy as an olive on a boarding 
house table, demure as a chorus girl with her 
fiance's mother. 

Esther Ralston, getting out among 'em. 

Talking out her songs. Working to win and 
keep her audience. 

And George Webb to keep her going on. 

"Oh, isn't it almost over?" Esther used to 
ask. "Can't we go home now to Hollywood?" 

And George used to say: 

"We'll play just four more weeks and then 
we'll go home." 

THIS happened again and again until the 
"four more weeks" dragged out to forty- 
two. For George knew what was happening to 
Esther. When he caught the act from out 
front he could hear her voice hitting the top 
balcony, and as he saw her daily gaining more 
and more confidence and showing more and 

more courage he realized that, when the time 
came, she could return not merely to the 
lovely house that was waiting for her but to 
a new career on the screen. 

Esther has socked old man tradition on the 
nose, for it is the law of Hollywood that a 
vaudeville tour sounds the death knell of a 
picture career. 

When she did return and was given a screen 
test an executive said, "Her voice is lovely. 
It has warmth and sympathy, but I do feel 
that having been away from Hollywood is a 

George smiled wisely and remembered her 
first talking films. 

She would not have had a chance were it not 
for that amazing year. 

So Esther is back in Hollywood and she has 
just picked one of the ripest film plums. She 
is Lawrence Tibbett's leading woman in "The 

She plays the part of a smart, sophisticated 
woman of the world. 

CHE was offered S5.000 a week from one of 
^the large studios before she made the M-G-M 
arrangement, but Webb turned it down be- 
cause he felt the role was not suitable for her 
come-back. The money, you see, is not the 
main issue. She earned S3, 500 a week in 

George is wise enough to know that her first 
screen part must establish her as a different 

"No more sappy ingenues for me!" said 

The change in the woman herself is actual. 

She walks about in the same body. Her hair, 
nose, eyes and mouth are the same, but in- 
stead of that sweet, quiet, little person there 
is a sure, vivid woman with opinions and con- 

"L-TARDSHIPS!" mused Esther. "Hard- 
*■ -*-ships mean nothing to me now. Why, if 
they call me to work at five in the morning it's 
O. K. with me and much better than it was in 
vaudeville. I do my own standing-in. I think 
the box lunches they serve on location are 
banquets. Nothing is too difficult for me to 
try now." 

It is exactly as if Esther were beginning over 

The studio is all new and strange to her and 
every night she recounts to George the trifling 
incidents of the day. 

That terrific year of stress and strain is over 
and Esther is a new star. 

BUT George is the cause of it all. None of 
this could have been accomplished without 

Esther not only loves him, she gives him 
complete worship and believes him to be the 
fount of all knowledge. Vet there was a time 
when she did not dare to so much as dispute 
his word. 

Now they meet on a basis of understanding, 
their love the guiding spirit of it all. 

Esther Ralston has defied tradition. She 
has become somebody. 

George Webb did it. 

And they used to call him, in Hollywood, a 
meddlesome sap! 

One of these days you'll see on the screen a sturdy band of pioneer settlers fighting off the attacks of the hated red- 
skin. This is the way it was filmed. The platform about the improvised fort allows the camera truck to move slowly 
around the fighters, photographing their gallant stand from all angles. Charles Brabin is directing for Metro this 
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Just For the Fun of It 

•i PACl If' I 

home 1 prescribed for every well-regulated 
business woman Bui 1 do love to dance and 
in .ulil it urn in taking two class lessons .1 week, 
1 am invited to nice parties and dai ■ 

"Don't misunderstand and think that my 
brother objects to my friends Mosl of them 
an- boys with whom he has always been 
chummy. He simply has tlic idea that I'm 
stowing rather frivolous and forgetting that 
i>n't made just for taught 

"I'd like to forget it for a while, Mr- Van 
Wyck. I want to laugh a lot and do things just 
for the fun of doing them I I think I should, 
while I can. Even if you till me I'm wrong 
I'm afraid I'll still believe I am doing the ri^'ht 
thing towards myself. I feel it, inside." 

nrillkl.'s Elsie's answer. What she feels— 
*■ "inside" — is probably her best guide, as it is 

everyone's. Especially since it injures no one 
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The real test for Klsie and Jane Margaret 
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thing to ambition, that she has the ri^'ht to live 
a little part of her life just for the fun of it! 

Gay, South Australia: 

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The cream you mention is helpful but will 
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I think you should consult an oculist to 
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"Kristin Lavransdatter," a novel by Miss 
Sigrid Undset. It runs to 391 pages of fine 
print. Miss Harlow (Presh to me) was sur- 
prised in the middle of page four. She told 
me, becomingly, that if her eyes hold out and 
the north light is good, she expects to finish 
the book before Mr. Howard Hughes goes on 
the breadline. "Intelligent, ambitious, a 
seeker after the finer things," I noted. 

/CARELESSLY displayed on an adjacent 
^--'reading table was a well-thumbed copy of 
the current issue of Photoplay. "Unusually in- 
telligent, remarkably keen and nippy, well- 
informed, and a connoisseur of the very best 
in current literature and photographic art," 
I was careful to note. 

My subject and I then conversed amiably 
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the daily and periodical press, personal ap- 
pearances and the latest Hollywood dirt. 

"Sapristi!" I murmured to myself. "My 
services are not needed here. Alors! This 
young lady is a perfect specimen of the normal, 
healthy, happy, handsome American girl, and 
will the band please play 'The Stars and 
Stripes Forever'? She has no more car- 
buncles on her subconscious than I have 
United States Steel, either common or pre- 
ferred! Am I dashed? Basta!" 

At that moment lunch was served by two 
house detectives disguised as waiters by the 
addition of a few choice gravy spots. 

Then the scientist in me broke out in a 
rash. I was on the trail — The Big Trail. 

Before me stood a huge sector of honey- 
dew melon, three thick and steaming wheat 

cakes, four coy sausages, a mound of Melba 
toast and a sizable pot of coffee. Before my 
fair vis-a-vis rested half a grape fruit, one bran 
muffin and a cup of thin — almost emaciated 
— tea! At last! I had plumbed the unconscious 
of Jean Harlow! 

"You are repressed!" I shouted triumph- 
antly, and across the table was a sob. 

"You have my secret!" whispered Miss 
Jeanie. "I have about ten pounds more than 
I carried during the making of 'Hell's Angels,' 
and I must lose it. I am allowed a thousand 
calories a day — and this lunch runs today's 
score up to 800." 

"TPONIGHT, I suppose, you will make a 

*■ gorgeous dinner of half a peanut," I sup- 

"Please!" was all she could say. 

The devil that lurks in every scientific man 
asserted itself. I plowed and plunged through 
my delectable luncherino like a whippet tank 
through a cup of consomme. It was terrible, 
but science demanded it. Miss Harlow's eyes 
popped out and rolled miserably around the 
muffin. It was all she could do to replace 
them. I shall spare you further details of 
that sad hour. 

Luncheon over, Miss Harlow's sterling 
American girlhood once more took command. 
Poised, calm — though I fancied a bit weakish 
from hunger — she answered my questions. 
Yes, she dreams occasionally. Usually of 
three-inch steaks smothered with champignons 
and drowned in a thick gravy. No, she is 
not going on the stage until she is perfectly 
sure of herself. "Discreet and wise, "I jotted. 

She is under contract to Mr. Howard Hughes' 
productions, and is glad of it. "And why not?" 
I noted. 

I was then presented to my subject's mother, 
an extremely handsome and gracious lady who 
calls her chick "Baby" (and so would I if I 
got half a chance). And then it was time to 
depart, inasmuch as my studies had already 
forced Miss Harlow to miss a date with her 
hair-dresser, who, I suspect, is some genteel 
Xew York jeweler like Cartier. 

My research was over. 

"\/f Y dear Miss Harlow," I said, "I prescribe, 
■'•"■"■for your minor spiritual complaint, a 
toureen of cream of cauliflower soup, a dollop 
of some tasty fish, a couple of square yards of 
filel mignon suitably garnished with vegetables, 
salad with a rich cream dressing, an assort- 
ment of pastry and half a dozen bottles of 
Bass' Ale. You will then, I assure you, have 
no further aches in your unconscious." 

"Ah, but how about my hips?" she asked, 
sadly. "None the less, I'll think over your 
prescription while I am eating my olive at 

It had been a most pleasant two hours, 
this meeting. Miss Harlow is a thoroughly 
charming girl, and excellent company, and 
her mother is all that a mother should be. 
They seemed to forgive my scientific en- 
thusiasm, and their attitude inferred that they 
considered me an affable and well-conducted 
young man. Miss Jean, in particular, was 
most cordial. "Because she likes nice things," 
I jotted, as I backed out of the suite and fell 
down an elevator shaft. 

Just a little embroidering lesson on a set. Between scenes for "Reducing," the new Marie Dressier-Polly Moran 

comedy, Marie appears to be teaching the younger set how to cross-stitch. From left to right, the class consists of 

Buster Keaton, Polly Moran, William Collier, Jr., Sally Eilers, Anita Page and Dear Teacher. The pupil who 

doesn't drop a stitch will be rewarded with a nice big close-up! 


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Mm klinlin, Sweden 

Maurice Chevalier is my great favorite and 
I think he is thai oJ all the country, tn "ur 
venerable <>ld school all the k'irls have fallen 
into hopeless love with Chevalier. 1 have 
wen " l'lu- Love Parade" five tin 

The best number in "Paramount on Parade" 

Mit/i ('.rein's. HOW Can SO small a nirl 

a-, \i it . 'I mimic absolutely 

lik. Chevalierl 

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The Goddess Rebuked 

Warren, Ohio 
If Greta ever expects to master the Rngliah 

Lge, she'll have t « ■ speak it in her own 
home Why does she speak Swedish or (ier- 
man there? She's living in America and living 
on good American money. Why not try using 
the good old language? 

Mks. L. E. Hazel 

The (irn lie Sex 

Lincoln, Neb. 

What a fight! What a battle' I've just 
seen "The Spoilers" and the fight between 
Boyd and Cooper. 

The blows landed! The grunts came from 
the stomach! The falls and crashes weren't 

For years I've endured bread and milk 

Beknice Hell 

Spanked ! 

Kansas City, Kan. 

Oh, Ruth, how could you make such a fool 
of yourself in "Anybody's Woman"! Think 
of you shockingly drunk in that awful picture. 
Please tell them not to have you lit up like 
that again. And say, can't you let up a little 
on the smoking, too. J 

1. Dickinson 

Conic On. Let's. Fight 

Bayonne, X. J. 

Who ever said Lawrence Tibbett or Maurice 
Chevalier could measure up to John Boles? 
Tibbett his a voice like a thunderbolt. 
Chevalier's nothing but a crooner. 

M. N. 

Laughing Gas 

Methuen, Mass. 

Suffering the agonizing throb of toothache, 
I have attended theaters where Laurel and 
Hardy comedies were showing, and after they 
had so disrupted my trend of thought by their 
hilarious antics, I have left the theater stitts 

Laurel and Hardy do not receive the credit 
due them. 

R. Vincent Raff 

Ah, Bitter Truth! 

Asheville. X. C. 

When the movie magazines cruelly revealed 
that Dick Barthelmess was married. I took 
the blow. But I never saw another Barthel- 
mess picture. 

Now comes the awful truth about Robert 
Montgomery. Xot only married, but expect- 

ing the st.»rk l>,, yotl think I u.c 

him again? I mphatii all) 



I oni • ■'.! my fund of Joan I 
but not sun , i , .in kc hei 

Mks i.ii 1 1 w Brown 


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If 'list. m, Tc | 

I would rather s ( -, Greta in a newareel than 
all the other stars combined in a fiftj 

I iiaii>H<-r<-<l ( lull 

Los Angeles, Calif. 

Delightful comedy, extraordinary beauty — 
and they name it "Call of the Flesh"! 
The people to whom the title is exp 

to appeal will not appreciate the picture, 

while lovers of beauty will not penetrate the 
Ugly disguise. N'o wonder the public is 

ing away from pictures! 


Tin- SpeD 

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Remember Siengali in "Trilby"? Hi 

the gentleman who transferred his talents to 
the girl by hypnotic methods. Will. Janet 
Gaynor is the- for Charles Farrell. 

Without Gaynor, Farrell is a self eon- 
actor with a collar ad profile. Contrast his 
work in "7th Heaven" with that of "Liliom." 
He has been mediocre in every (iayi. 
production. Janet is his guiding star. 

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Mental Kisses 

Louisville, Ky. 

Why not have the hero and heroine embrace 
in the finale without the Stereotyped kiss? 
Preparation is the best part of a trip. The same 
applies here. Let 'em make coo-goo ( \ 
each other all they wish; then leave the rest to 
the imagination. 

Mrs. Carol C\rlton 

Be Nutty, Marii ! 

Springfield, Vt. 

Why not co-star Marie Dressier and Charles 
Ruggles? They are certainly tin- best come- 
dians in the talkies. Lots of us like to 
the theater for a good laugh. 

Mks. Hen. lis C. Wright 

Hew Uboul Stan Laurel? 

Joplin, Mo. 

Is there such a thine as a modest hero? The 
conceit of the present day movie hero is amaz- 

Ramon Xovarro's attitude of "Isn't this 
cute?" Jack Oakie's "Get a load of this." 
William Powell's "That's very well, but I've 
something more up my sleeve " And so on. 

Let's have a bashful hero — not too bash.ul. 
but just a little less brazen than the ordinary- 

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BROTHERS— Columbia 

BERT LYTELL playing two brothers in a 
melodramatic thriller isn't as effective or 
exciting on the screen as he was on the stage. 
Dual roles in pictures somehow lack the hocus- 
pocus quality that adds to their interest behind 
the footlights. Nevertheless, this is enter- 
taining enough, with certain high spots and a 
truly delightful finale. 


HERE'S a grand travelogue of the gorgeous 
Northwest, and even though you may not 
care very much what happens to the hero and 
the villain, you'll get your money's worth out 
of the scenery. The title sounds like the 
usual crook stuff, but it's really something 
sentimental about the Royal Northwest 
Mounted Police. Lois Moran does excep- 
tionally fine work. 

(Two Hearts in Waltz Time) — 
Associated Cinemas 

BY all odds the most charming sound picture 
yet to come from Germany. It is so gay 
and light-hearted and tuneful that it simply 
steals the heart, this sprightly little operetta 
in the Viennese manner. It ran for several 
weeks to packed houses at a little New York 
theater. The names of the cast mean nothing 
to American audiences, but they are all deft, 
smart players. All-German talk. 

SUSPENSE— British International 

A WAR story that will please those who 
like battle stuff, though the action is 
pretty slow here and there. The title comes 
from the fact that a group of British soldiers 
is driven half balmy by a constant tapping 
near their dugout, indicating that the enemy 
is running a mine and that they may be 
wafted skyward any minute. Jack Rayne and 
Cyril McLaglen, one of Victor's brothers, 
do well. 


A HALF dozen reels of Langdon-Summer- 
ville clowning, flung helter-skelter over a 
skeleton story which concerns itself with the 
ultra-Chicago-scale warfare of two bootlegger 
gangs. There are several high spots of me- 
chanical humor, but, after all, it's almost 
impossible to stretch a two-reel plot and 
assortment of gags and gangs into a feature- 
length comedy. The result is yawnsome. 


TJTERE'S another gangster story which in- 
■*■ -^-eludes a fire, a chase in a storm and a lot 
of guns.' There's supposed to be some good 
clean fun but they'll have to do better than 
that to get you to laugh. Walter Byron, 
Miriam Seegar and Carmel Myers are the 
principals, but the bright spot is the work of 
Charles Gerrard as one of the crooks. 

MURDER— British International 

OUR British cousins have turned out a 
smart, well-constructed and very enter- 
taining murder mystery talkie in this one. It 
has the usual amateur detective, well played 
here by Herbert Marshall, with the background 
a traveling theatrical stock company. See — 
it's different! Norah Baring, the leading 
woman, is excellent. One of the best from 
Elstree recently. 


HEADIN' NORTH Tiffany Productions 

WELL, well, well. They've given Bob 
Steele a horse and his cowboy suit and a 
brace of guns again, and turned some cameras 
loose on the result. It's whoopee and a couple 
of hundred bangs, and if you like your West- 
erns straight and hot, you'll go for this in 
a big way. If you don't, you may as well 
stay home and play backgammon. 


CHESTY Georgie O'Brien once again proves 
that it's a risky business being the villain 
in a Western picture. Not that Georgie is the 
villain — oh, Heaven forbid! He's the hero 


Meet Gaston Glass' new wife. She's 
Lioba "Bo-Peep" Karlin, also in pic- 
tures. Gaston's been around the 
studios a long time, and he found his 
bride in the cast of a picture on which 
he was working 

who punctures the villain with some well- 
placed lead, and thereby restores everybody's 
faith in the quaint idea that honesty is the 
best policy. Mitchell Harris as the hissing 
villain is a fine target. 

(Because I Loved You) — Aafa Tobis 

ALTHOUGH this is shown in the German 
version, its action is so essentially true to 
the tradition of MOVING pictures that the 
story can be easily understood by a person 
knowing not a word of that language. It tells 
a sweet love story, with some charming music 
and a few heart throbs. It shows how modern 
German film technique uses dialogue only 
incidentally, not on every inch of sound track. 


SO many people have played in this story 
that in 1912 a "Charley's Aunt Club" was 
formed in London composed entirely of people 
who had played in it. But it is excellent farce 
and this, combined with Charlie Ruggles' 
antics, makes it worth seeing again. Also, 
Doris Lloyd gives an exceptionally fine per- 
formance as the real aunt, while June Collyer 
adds beauty and distinction. 

Tiffany Productions 

HTHIS was a grand old thriller of the silent 
■*- films. And then, it seems, somebody 
figured it would make a grand sound picture, 
what with all the noise you can make with 
sirens! So they borrowed fire engines and 
firemen's suits and burned up a lot of prop 
fire stuff. Jimmy Hall, Hobart Bosworth, 
Anita Louise and others try hard, but it's just 
one of those things. 


•"THIS is one of those nice, entertaining 
■*■ comedies so well done that you don't 
mind its being hokum. You've never seen 
Eddie Lowe in a funny role before, but he does 
a grand job and this kid Tommy Clifford 
(remember him in "Song O' My Heart"?) 
is a natural. A golf course is the scene of 
both the drama and the comedy. You'll like it. 

James Cruze 

A NOTHER underworld yarn, with heart 
-''■interest and devilment spread on thick for 
the popular trade. It's the story of a murder, 
with the boy and girl suspected, but the gang 
boss the real culprit. Tom Moore plays a wise 
copper effectively, and Lola Lane is pretty as 
the leading girl. Others — Wheeler Oakman, 
Russell Hardie, Jack Richardson. Not too 


Pennsylvania, with his wife and son, went 
on a pleasure cruise to strange places in the 
South Seas. They brought back a con- 
tinually interesting and instructive, and fre- 
quently beautiful and thrilling, camera record. 
And there's not a studio fake shot in it. 
Pinchot's lecture is dubbed in entertainingly. 

ESCAPE— Associated Radio Pictures 

FROM the British studios comes this talkie 
based on a successful stage play done in this 
country by Leslie Howard. In the English 
film version the distinguished Sir Gerald Du 
Maurier plays the lead, supported by an able 
enough cast. The central figure is an escaped 
prisoner. Ear too talky a talkie, and far from 
the best the mother country has turned out. 


WELL, if our old pal The Lone Wolf, in the 
person of the ageless Bert Lytell. isn't 
all gummed up in a mythical kingdom! This 
one is Saxonia, and Bert is turned loose from 
jail by the Prime Minister in order that he 
can steal the Queen's ring — to preserve her 
fair name! A lot of rushing about, with acting 
,; la mode by Bert. Patsy Ruth Miller, Lucien 
Prival and Otto Matiesen. 

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— British International 

A\\ \ M \\ WONG, oo I ii 

•*Vmil l.itily ill (Armany and England, : 

hi-r t.ilkic debut in America in this British 

picture. Anna May is passable a-* a ( : 

uirl in Rus>ia -.ix-akin^' <lull United States, but 

the picture is slow, the 1.1-1 sleepy and the- 

whole thil t strain. 

EX -11 wit I Iberty I'm.itu Horn 

DEMEMBER sitting tm in the balcony 
^■weeping over "East Lynne"? Well, 
that old thriller dressed up in modern d 

I in a futuristic chair and re-titled 
■|a I l m ..hi bear it' Made quite 

obviously for the box-office, it fails wh 
should be most drama tk At no time do 

.in K.rr\- ,md Marian Nixon seem t'> 
fed that theyre playing rial charai 

I lit ( ONi i str \i IN* kin 

I Mill / Ull 

Hi n 1 1 GIBS' >\ »xl ihOW in this 

picture, bul he's pretty much stymied by 
a weak-sister story llo<>t p iwboy 

who falls in love «ith a red ad be vows 

n the girl. P.S He does. She's Kathryn 

Crawford Hilt thr story doesn't hold to 

gether, and is plenty far-fetched, 

//// / \\n or MISSING \H \ 
I ijfany Productions 

A BOB STEEL! Western, offering nothing 
■**■ new or unusual. Although a talkie, it's 
made in the good old silent way. A! St. John, 
the perennial, appears. Some hard ridin'. 
And there isn't a single other thinu to 
: it. 

LOOSE I \l)\ British International 

Till'. British 1 it a problem drama 

here. It concerns a chap released Lnt 

new world after fifteen years in the brig, and 
his adventures in marriage with an extremely 
broad-minded actress. The leads ; ir <- played by 
\ Adrienne Allen. Owen Nfares and 
Donald Calthrop. An extremely wordy 
picture, and a little too weak in story and 
direction to be of much inter. 


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Yet it is the most condemned 
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world. Therefore it is Great! 

Molly Krol 

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government came and demanded tens of thou- 
sands more from me. 

"I hadn't kept papers to prove they were 
wrong, so I had to pay it." 

EVEN - after he couldn't get picture jobs any 
more, there was vaudeville. Hut with the de- 
mise of vaudeville, that income source van- 

From that and his stock holdings, he used 
to get about S50,000 a year after his hey-day- 
was passed. 

Hut then, last year, came the stock market 
crash, and everything he had left was wiped 


"And here I am, now, broke. Flat broke, 
and I mean flat broke," he says. "But I've no 
regrets. I'm sure if I had to do it over again, 
I'd do exactly the same thing. 

"I haven't accumulated dollars, but I've ac- 
cumulated pleasure and experience and knowl- 

"If I'd die tomorrow, there's nothing I'd have 

" I've done all that could be done in pictures. 
Made four hundred and seventeen of them. 
I've had my share of adulation and success, 
and the fans still love me, I believe. The way 
they show it is a matter of personal gratifica- 
tion to me far above what money could buy. 

"I've no moans or groans. I know that I 
could have bought land for S25.000 years ago 
that's worth a half million now. Some of the 
old-timers did that and they're rich today. 
I didn't, but I'm not sorry. I had the things 
I wanted, with my money. 

"T'VE had a wonderful time. All I ask now is 
-Mhe chance to entertain the public, to earn a 
living, and to get a chance to travel now and 

"If I can't make money at this any more, 
there are always lots of freight boats and 
tankers that would be glad to have a husky 
fellow work on deck." 

Go West, Young Love! 


Hut it seemed cosier out on the platform, with 
their shoulders just touching and exchanging 
currents of electricity. Her shoulder wished it 
had known his for at least a week— for then it 
might be proper not only to touch it but to lean 
against it. But much as she liked the moon and 
the moments, she must put them aside for her 

"Ever been frightened? Ever run away?" 
she inquired, as if of the night. 

HTHAT confirmed what he had been thinking, 
*■ but he must give her no inkling of that. In- 
stead, he echoed, " Ever run away? Your 
question sounds as if you're doing that very 
thing!" he challenged. 

"I am!" softly. 

He whistled surprise. "What are you run- 
ning away from?" and to himself, "When I tell 
her what I'm running away from and why, 
won't she be surprised!" 

" What am I running away from? " seriously. 
"It's not a what, it's a who — " then in a 
hushed, strained voice, "my husband!" 

"Your husband?" 

"Yes, it's my husband." Then she gulped. 
"I don't know why I should be confiding in 
you, but you've been so kind," and she dropped 
her head on the tip of his shoulder and cried 
just as she had the first time. 

He could feel her body trembling, shaken 
with its sobs. The more he tried to comfort 
her, the harder she sobbed. The train swept 
round a sharp curve and now she was in his 
arms. Her perfume was sweet but he released 
her, wishing fiercely that there were no moon 
and no husband. "Tell me all about it," he 
invited, comfortingly. 

CHE pretended she was not aware that she 
^had left her hand in his. The train sang its 
little song a little more loudly. "We've only 
been married a year," she began in a whisper, 
"and now I learn that there's another wom- 
an — " a tear glistened along her small nose and 
spattered into space. 

"Please don't cry. Xo man's worth a 
woman's tears." 

" Hut we've only been married a year — oh! — 
it's hard for a man to understand!" and then 
she told him in detail just what had happened. 
At the finish of each sequence, she would sob a 
little, and he would try to comfort her. 

"I could kill that man!" 

"Oh, no, no. I still love him very much!" 
And then she told him why she loved her hus- 
band. "But I'm going to divorce him!" 

He found himself arguing against the di- 
vorce. "You mustn't be hasty," he advised. 

"Anybody's apt to make a mistake. You say 
you love him? " 

"I did—" 

" You still do. I can tell by the tone of your 
voice. If I were you I'd go back home and 
have a long, heart-to-heart talk with him. 
Don't smash things up before you give him 
another chance. You will give him another 
chance, won't you?" 

"Perhaps — " thoughtfully. 

"Promise me that you will." 

She promised. 

"Judging from your happy little face, one 
would never dream you've suffered so. I cer- 
tainly feel sorry for you. I don't know when 
I've been touched so." 

And then she did the strangest thing. She 
threw back her head as if to laugh, and instead 
buried her face in her arms and sobbed. 

"The strain's been too much for you," he 

After all, he didn't know much about women 
but he had heard of hysterics. 

T"\URING the next two days, which brought 
-'—'them closer to the West, he did not bring 
up the subject of her husband. Neither did she. 
But he felt rather satisfied with himself be- 
cause he had drawn from her the promise to 
give her husband another chance. He was cer- 
tain that she appreciated his sound advice. 

All of Tuesday, as they traveled through 
Nebraska, he had wanted to tell her about the 
bank robbery. Wednesday came, and they 
spun through Colorado, and still he had not 
told her. But now it was Thursday, and night- 
time, and they were again together upon the 
observation platform. 

"It's our last night together!" He was a for- 
lorn huddle in the cramping, carpet-back chair. 

"I'm just as sorry as you are." And now 
there was no need of even pretending that her 
hand was in his. "It's been wonderful going 
through the desert — with you. I'm always go- 
ing to love the desert — " 

"So am I." 

"And the hills with their high foreheads." 

"You've taught me to love them, too." 

There was something he wanted to tell her, 
something he had not been brave enough to 
tell her through the three short days together. 
He rehearsed his story very carefully, mustered 
up his courage and began: 

" I haven't told this to a soul, and ever since 
I've met you, I've been wanting to tell you, 
and yet couldn't. I just can't — " and his voice 
dropped miserably. 

She cuddled closer. Every moment of their 
three days together had told her eloquently 
enough of his affection for her, three days 
thick with thoughtfulness and laughing hours, 
and most precious of all, these starlit nights on 
the observation platform. 

"I'm going to speak fast," he was saying. 
"I'm going to spill the dope, and then you can 
do what you please about it — and me!" He 
tapped his vest mysteriously, but not on his 
heart side. 

"TT'S all in here," then lowering his voice till 
-'•it was just a threadbare murmur," a hundred 
thousand dollars in hundred dollar bills. I 
stole it, yes, I stole it. I fixed the books so that 
they'll never know. I'd been planning to steal 
it for years, safe behind the bars of my teller 
window at the bank. 

"I wanted enough money to buy me freedom 
— to come West, to do something different 
I was sick of scribbling entries into pass books 
and drawing up trial balances. I wanted to 
live — " and then, with extravagant detail, he 
told her how he planned spending the hundred 
thousand dollars along the trail that would 
carry him around the world. 

" You never thought I was that kind of bird, 
did you? I don't look as though I could loot a 
bank, do I?" 

She was gazing at him, aghast. "No, you 
don't. You certainly fooled me!" 

And then he did the strangest thing. His 
face beamed with satisfaction. Its expression 
puzzled her. They rode on for miles and miles 
without a word. The moon was going down 
behind a hill, but she did not take her hand 
from his. He seemed grateful for that much. 
And she tried to keep the tremor out of her 
voice. She tried to be very calm, very kind, as 
if his story had not stirred her. "I am going 
to ask you to do something that may seem very 
hard to do — " 

"I'd do anything for you." 

" T WANT you to go back, make a clean breast 
-*-of things, and return the money. Then I'll be 
very happy for I'll be sure for always that 
you're not a thief." 

"I give you my word I'd do anything to 
make you happy. But remember, you've 
given me your word about going back to your 

She nodded. 

"You'll let me write you, won't you?" 

"Of course." 

'"And some day, when I've made my own 
way. you'll let me call — at your house?" 

For answer, she suddenly put her arms about 

PhOTOPI a. M \..\/i\i POl i ■■'. 1 I 

him and ki>-nl him II<- returned hei kiss when 

tin v |>.irlnl at the station 

lor dayi after shr arrived in Hollywood, 
that kin anil tin- thought of him clllBg to In r 

IK- hail been 10 kind Ami what a handsome 
bank robbcrl She Kit a glory in tin- thought 

that |hc had M'lit him bad to take his punish 
mint liki- a man. lie was a man, even though 

In- was not tin- gunman type the had .set i 

slu- pictured his confession, the police, tin- 
trial, tin- sentence. It was a pity slu- would 
never ham the outcome of tin- case, for when 

they hail parted at tin- station, slu- had given 
him a fictitious addrr-v Sim i- slu- had told 

him slu- was married, no other course 


Trill Central Casting Bureau had sent out a 

■ ill for a thousand I here was a 

long, unending line of them, threading its way 

to the casting window. 

Somehow, to tin- curly, blonde head of Mary 
Manners, tin- grille work on the window recalled 
tin- prison i>ars to which slu- had relegated her 
handsome bank robber. 

Months had elapsed since that strange 

meeting, yet she had not forgotten him, nor 
ever would. 

Name, please?" came the businesslike 
from behind the grille work. 

" Mary Marin. 

'"What the — " the pen spattered, the grille 
work was Hung open, and a familiar fan- thrust 
itself forward. " It's you, of all people! And 
what are you doing here? Come into my office 
and let's talk. I must see you. I must talk to 
you!" He slammed the window shut. 

The line of extras waited restlessly, but 

"What are you doing here!-'" she challenged. 

"I thought you were behind the bars of a 
prison " 

He avoided her implication. " I wrote to the 

addn aided, "but tin- 

letter cai 

your husband' " 

AT thi hi b n • Into taught* ■ 
V n't any husband That's why the ad 

my way to Hollywood, ami I decided that 

was before 1 1 

try out my abili I thought it 

would be good 

" Well, you , ,rt in, 
You urtamly did COI SOOUl thai 

band • ■ 

\n -. ■■ i angry at me for fooling ■ 
d, poutingly, 
•• I'm tit kled t" death " 

"Will, it means that there isn't 

"What good will that do you I .;■:■ 
this (inn- there an- detectives all over I i 
wood, looking for the bank robber. Ann 


This time it was his turn to burst into 
laughter. He laughed from the top of his brown 
head to the tip of hi, brown brogui 
headed for Hollywood and acting, too. I 
thought of trying a little act out myself, and 
yOU certainly wen- a good audn-nn 

"And you're not a bank burglar?" 

"(Jolly, no. And I'm i. n tor, either 

I thought I had lost you by over a< tim; That 
convinced me. That's why I'm here at the 
Casting bureau. You see. my father's one of 
(he executives at the studios hi 

in to bang at the window and door. 

" C \Y. the extras will tear down the house if 
^1 don't stop talking to you and start tend- 
ing to shop. Hut you'll meet me for lunch, 
won't you? I want to find out where you'd 
like to spend your honeymoon." 

"It's very nice on a pullman observation 
car." saucily "I'd prefer that " 
"That's just what I thought!" he 

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her doll's stocking will hold one salted peanut! Harry Bannister and Ann 

Harding are telling Janie all about it. They built the fireplace at their new 

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in pictures now. He wants to travel. But 
Mary is different. Her life is lived in the 
studio. She has that old drive, that force 
that Griffith seemed to bequeath all his players. 
Pictures and picture producing are tre- 
mendously important to Mary. 

As far as money is concerned, the spending 
of it to have the best, the throwing away of it 
when she is dissatisfied with her efforts, she 
is not a good business woman. But she has 
the drive, and the power of a smooth machine. 
From the time she arises — eight o'clock — until 
she retires, her date book is filled. Dancing 
lessons, fittings, conferences, rehearsals, an 
hour for luncheon — never any more. 

FOR Mary, "Kiki" is a tremendous de- 
parture. It is risque. It is riotous comedy. 
Mary will use a French accent which she has 
learned from Fifi Dorsay and Mrs. Maurice 

Chevalier. She tried to imitate'Mrs. Chevalier's 
laugh. She has spent hours perfecting it. 
It is one little detail of the picture. Nothing 
is too small for her to consider. She will 
play the role in her own blonde hair, and the 
clothes will not be patterned after those 
Norma Talmadge wore in the silent film. 

MARY goes to fortune tellers religiously. She 
also has a flair for numerology and astrol- 
ogy. When she goes to a fortune teller she im- 
mediately writes down all the predictions 
made, to see if they'll come true. Lately 
three seers have told her that she was going 
to change her line of artistic endeavor com- 
pletely and would become more famous in 
the new work than she has been before. That 
hardly seems practical, unless she takes up 
aviation and discovers a new pole. 

The rumors of her stage career began as a 

joke. "I'd like to return to the stage," she 
said, "but perhaps I wouldn't like it for long 
and I'd feel that while I've been learning 
motion pictures and then talking pictures, 
which are entirely different, women like 
Katherine Cornell and Helen Hayes have been 
learning the stage. Who am I to enter their 
territory, unprepared as I am? 

"I think my next picture will be an original. 
I'll never make another film that was done in 
silents once. Then after that I'm — " 

"COR there is always in Mary's mind an after 
■*- that and an after that. Doug may let his 
picture work go for a golf tournament. But 
Mary's heart beats to the turn of the cameras, 
and her soul expands when she feels the bustle 
of a studio stage. 

She is ever more the artist than the business 

Be Careful of Your Colors 


Lois Wilson would never wear anything 
gray; Florence Vidor, now the wife of Jascha 
Heifetz, and Alice Joyce, those two lovely 
aristocrats of the screen, were partial to black 
and white and the softer grays and violets. 
Bebe Daniels loved red, and worked best in it. 
At one time, when she was to play a very gay 
and dashing widow, we made her mourning 
things entirely of red, which photographs 
black, for Bebe was depressed by black, and 
feared the reaction of conventional mourning 
on her work. 

Helen Morgan likes green and vivid orange, 
Gertrude Lawrence blue, Gloria Swanson all 
colors (except old rose!), Jeanne Eagels, with a 
flaming genius which burned itself out too soon, 
was partial to coral and flame. 

Most of you will remember the exotic and 
vivid personality of Nita Naldi. In her dress- 
ing room, and on the set, she wore a dressing 
gown of the most violent magenta pink, what 
is known below the Mason and Dixon line as 
"nigger pink." I asked her once why she wore 
it, and she, as frank in her speech as she was 
pronounced in her beauty, said: " I know I look 
like hell in it, but I get more kick out of this 
color than a quart of champagne." 

jvTOW, I knew, of course, that there must be 
•L^a reason back of all this, and I discovered, 
by investigation and experiment, that colors 
had all sorts of qualities, which I had never 
before suspected. Some were stimulating to a 
degree that resulted, in sensitive cases, in 
intense irritation. Some colors are depressing 
in effect. Psychiatrists say that if a neuras- 
thenic person were confined in a room deco- 
rated entirely in shades of purple, the result 
would be complete, melancholic insanity. 
Colors differ as to their force as well, for some 
are forceful, active and advancing, while others 
are timid, passive and receding. 

Colors differ as to their suggestion of 
warmth, for while some are warm, and even 
hot, others range from cool to cold. Many 
colors have properties of weight, some seeming 
heavy and ponderous while others are light and 
airy. Some colors have the aspect of mystery; 
some are melancholy, some are dramatic, some 
repellant, some tender, some exciting, some 
So you can see how color in the hands of 
one knowing its hidden qualities, its amazing 
powers, may be used to play upon human 
emotions and even upon human bodies as one 


might play upon a musical instrument. 

I am going to tell you just what you can do 
yourself with this amazing and lovely force, 
how you may perhaps change your very destiny 
through the right use of color. 


T SHALL begin with black, which is not prop- 
*• erly a color at all, but rather the absence of 
all color, and here we come again into contact 
with the force of emotional association. If you 
will think back for a moment to your childhood 
days, you will remember that your most vivid 
emotional reaction was to light and darkness. 
When the light was turned out, and you were 
left alone in black night, those reactions were of 
fear, mystery, and the unknown. 

Black, too, is the symbol of gravity, solem- 
nity and a sombre outlook upon life. For 
widows, besides being a symbol of their 
mourning, it signifies constancy and fortitude, 
and the added attraction of a complete knowl- 
edge of life, which gives a widow that strange, 
indefinable attraction that is beyond analysis. 

On unmarried women and girls, its symbol- 
ism takes on a more dangerous note for poor, 
defenseless man, for then it means intent, and 
we have the beginning of the vampire. That is 
why soft, black satin has always been the 
favorite of our vampires of the screen. It 
makes the figure seem additionally long, and 
its lustrous plasticity reveals the modelling of 
the body, and makes the most of its sinuous 

Yet, in spite of its sombre background and 
symbolism, black is one of the most striking 
and satisfactory of colors, when applied to 
dress. This is due to the fact that no other 
color so brings out the contrast of skin and 
eyes, and throws into such relief any color 
worn with it as does black. But, in spite of 
everything, black has a definite subduing effect 
on the beholder, as well as the wearer, and I do 
not believe that it is possible for anyone to be 
really and unaffectedly gay in an all-black 


Y\ 7HITE is the synthesis, the apothesis of all 

** colors and, by association again, its white, 

spotless and untouched qualities have made it 

the symbol of purity, chastity, innocence and 

truth. In dress, it is traditional for christening 
robes, confirmation, the first communion, the 
sweet girl graduate, and the blushing bride and, 
for certain colorings, it is a most effective color 
in any form of dress. 

It is one of the coldest of colors, and there is 
nothing so refreshing to the eye on a hot sum- 
mer day as to encounter someone dressed from 
head to foot in spotless white. 


FROM fire and bloodshed comes red as the 
symbol of war, and all its passions, rage, 
hate, lust, desire and revenge. Since it is the 
favorite color of that most fascinating being, 
our friend, the devil, the most tempting sins 
which we may commit are known as "scarlet 

Now, lest you be disturbed because you are 
fond of that color, do not forget that it has a 
number of healthful and beautiful associations 
as well. 

If we had no red, we would have no red 
roses, no scarlet fruits, no blazing sunsets and 
rosy dawns, no ruby lips, no blush of love. 

It is a warm color of great stimulation, has a 
most exhilarating effect upon men, and life 
would be very dull indeed if it were not for red, 
and some of the things it stands for. So, if you 
like red, by all means wear it. for it cannot 
affect you but pleasantly, unless you begin 
thinking red thoughts. 

When red is tempered with white, it becomes 
a very different thing and. in the various shades 
of pink and rose, it signifies health, affection, 
unselfishness and optimism. 


WE come next to orange, a color in which 
none of us can indulge too much in one 
way or another, for it is said to be the color of 
the very force of life itself. It is the color of 
physical strength, and of the highest vitality 
and bodily vigor. 

In wearing it. however, we must remember 
that it is one of the warmest and most ad- 
vancing colors, and that not everyone can 
indulge in pure orange for an entire costume 
without risking the danger of having one's per- 
sonality partially, if, indeed, not altogether 

Except for the vivid and exotic personality 

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and the slender figure, orange is best in the 
lorn "I a Irii only in an ai 1 1 

GR] 1 \ 

Wme now to green, our ol the mot! 1 on- 
ous, and yet tin- most commonplace 
1] >rs by reaaon ol the lavish use whicb na 
ture makes of il for thai reaaon, ia the 

mo^t restful ol «. > •!< t-s to 1 h< 1 \ . and, because of 
the promise of green in the early spring, it has 
become the symbol for faith, youth, hope, 
immortality and, in tin- material world, vi< tory 
ami sui 

ing to the psychists, is the color 
of the objective mind, and of the great cosmic 
currents of thought, which give us those things 
that thf objective mind desires success in 
business, money, wealth and power. 

if you want these things, you must think 

in terms of green, wear it, and surround your 
self with it. and. if your desires arc as Bl rang as 
the color which stands for them, you are sure to 
get your heart's desire. 

In dress, green is one of the cool, slenderizing 

colors, doubly agreeable tO the eve in winter, 
when it is Otherwise almost totally absent from 
the sight. 


ANOTHER of nature's great expanses of 
color, that of the heavens, stands for the 
highest intelligence and the deepest spiritual in- 
sight It stands for sincerity, piety and serenity 
of Spirit. Blue is said by the psychists .md meta- 
physicians to be the color of the subjective, or 
higher mind, and of the cosmic current of 
divine intelligence, which flows in a glittering 

ut uf ilii tru blur all about U 

we d t 1 1 it 

it you are working on a mental plai 
1 udent, .1 w nti 1 , .1 philosopfM • 
■..nit brilliant e of intelta 1 for ai 
whatsoever, sou must think in tern 
and 1 thii 1 olor. 


PUR PLE, or \ iolel . you k 
11 d and blur, and when our blue intelligi 
or higher selves, 1 omes inl tad with our 

red thoughts, and the thin 

do, what can the result be b and 

regret, which is what pm; tor 

Purple, too, stands for dignity, .1 
istic that comes from the chastening and 
purifying effects of suffering. 

Purple stands also for high though is and noble 

purposes, and it is also thr color of royalty 
and st.itr. 

raj ow 

AND now, we come to yellow. Yellow is the 
highest color of all. Yellow is the color of 
the sun. the heart of the universe, of gaiety and 
joy, of glory and power, and of the greatest of 

all the fori rs in the world —that of I" 

you want these priceless possessions, you must 
wear yellow; you must vibrate to the color of 

the sun. 

Yellow i- said to give courage to the silent 
lover, too. so if the favored one 1- Doming to 
call upon you tonight, put on your loveliest yel 

low frock, and no matter how tongue- tied he may 
be, I venture to say that the charm will work. 

They Hitch Their Wagons to Stars 


ne^s, with its tough long hours and hazardous- 
to-health surroundings. Studio sets are cold. 
drafty things and Mr. Arliss. besides being well 
along in years, is frail. 

" Hut as long as he will do it." argues Jenner, 
'"the least I can do is protect him." Conse- 
quently at exactly four-thirty of every after- 
noon, Jenner stalks into Mr. Arliss' set, 
-dless of circumstances. The director may 
be in the middle of a "take." The situation 
may be strained, dramatic, tense. Those 

things mean nothing to Jenner. Mr. Arli 
says, quits promptly at four-thirty. And what 
he says goes. Jenner is master. For Jenner, 
believes Mr. Arliss. knows just a little more 
about Mr. Arlis^ than anyone else including 
Mr. Arli-s . That has proved itself many times 
over. So Jenner continues by his side, unsbake- 
able; watch-dog plus. Their association is an 
idyl in harmony. 

Hollywood's balance-wheels! Many an actor 
would run himself to death without one! 

Welcome Home, Clara! 


when she realized she could not go on and on, 
playing four shows a day. Her life's energy was 
being sapped. She could not stand it, and in 
Washington. I). C, she cancelled her further 
bookings as finally as she had stepped out of 

She had been singing in vaudeville and had 
put on many too many surplus pounds. Gruel- 
ing treatments which cost her thousands of 
dollars followed, and she is now ready to begin 
over again. 

She is beautiful now. even more beautiful 
than she was years ago. 

Not long ago her 'phone rang and she was 
told that a member of the Warner Brothers 
film company was speaking and that she was 
wanted for a test for "Courag 

"I thought." she said later, "that somebody 
was playing a joke on me. I could not believe 
that anybody remembered me. I knew that 
I had been completely forgotten. So I simply 
laughed and paid no more attention to it." 

But it wasn't a joke. She had not been 
forgotten. Other studios made her offers but 
she was not ready. She wanted, first, to have 
her figure at the weight it should be. She is 
ready now. 

"I've always been too frank," she said, "too 
frank for my own good. But I can't help it 
and I'm not coming back until I have 1 
that I feel suits me. Oh. mind you. I know 
I cannot star again and I don't mind how- 
small the part may be. but it must Ik- the 
right part. Upon that I insist " 

Her mind has not been idle dur. 
eight \ 

She has acquired a vital interest in chemistry 
and is seriously considering taking a COUI 
the University. Also she has perfected the 
beauty of her voice. 

She stands on the brink of a iv 
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John Boles Confesses 


"How do I know?'' 

"How," we insisted, "do you make love?" 

"Say, fellow," he replied, "haven't YOU 
ever made love?'' 

"Who's interviewing who, here?" we coun- 
ered. You see, Obie, by this time we realized 
that John was either very bashful, or wanted to 
keep his secrets to himself. But we were per- 
sistent, we were. 

"All right," he surrendered, "ask me what 
your Mister Splumf wants to know." 

"Well, what's the best technique?" 

"It varies." 

Q. — Varies how? 

A. — Whether she's short or tall, heavy or 
thin, red-haired or not . . . say, what sort of 
girl is this Mr. Squaff in love with? 

Q. — Well, suppose she's short. 

A. — Then he should maneuver her onto a 
flight of stairs, so she stands on the step above 
him. If she's tall, he ought to reverse it, so 
that he's on the step above her. 

I [ere John scribbled a diagram on a napkin, 
showing a girl and a boy on a flight of stairs. 
How quaint! Seven tourists in the cafe asked 
seven waitresses to get the napkin for them, 
after Mr. Boles had gone.) 

"Y\ 7IIY all this stairs business?" we asked 

vv him. 

"Because," he grinned, "the shortest line 
between two pairs of lips is level." 

Q. — Well, suppose Obie's girl is — ah — 

A. — There's a good rule for that, too. If 
she's thin, set her on your knee. If she's heavy, 
get on your knees yourself, before her. It'll 
save your constitution. 

Q. — What do you mean, the technique 
varies with the color of her hair? 

A. — Say, haven't you ever known any red- 

Q. — All right, but maybe Obadiah's girl isn't 
a red. 

A. — No, she can't be. Or Obadiah wouldn't 
be asking questions. 

Q. — How do you get that look in your eyes 
when you make love to a girl? 

A. — Simplest thing is to make love in the 
dark, son. Then your eyes won't give you 
away. If there's moonlight, maneuver your- 
self into a position so the moonbeams glint 
from your eyes and she'll think it's lovclight 
instead of just moonshine. If it's broad day- 
light — well, in broad daylight, son, you've got 
to mean it! 

Q. — And is it true in love, too, that "actions 
speak louder than words?" 

A. — Any lover, no matter who, should at 
least kiss the Blarney stone once before he tries 
to kiss a girl. And whatever he says — well, 
he's not under oath, is he? 

But after all, that's one point on which I 
wouldn't give any rules. If he's got any sense 
at all, he'll know when to stop talking and 
begin acting — or vice versa. 

A. — Tell us a few secrets about yourself, Mr. 

(He looked startled and worried. He took 
the top layer off his Swiss cheese sandwich to 
see if the cheese had any holes in it. It did. 
They spelled Laemmle.) 

"Tell us," we continued, "how you yourself 
act in those passionate love scenes you play. Is 
it real emotion on your part, or are you just 
making mechanical gestures with the actress 
opposite you? " 

"Well," he confessed, "up to a certain point, 
I am thinking of the camera, and all that. But 
at that certain point— well, after all when one 
holds a lovely woman close, and gazes into her 
eyes, and whispers sweet things to her. Say! 
don't you go out much, or what?'' 

Q. — Xow, John, when you're making love to 
a woman, aren't there certain things you must 
bear in mind not to do? 

A. — How silly! Don't clutter up your mind 
thinking what not to do. Just concentrate on 
what to do. 

A BOY came and told John they wanted him 
back on the set. 

"Before you go," we insisted (you see how 
we work for you, Obie?), "isn't there some 
fundamental, basic rule about how to make 

"Well, it's something like the Einstein 

"But there are only twelve men in the world 
who fully understand that," we protested. 

"Uh, huh." said John. 

And hurried off. 



isn't half as much your acting as it is your 
pan." And as soon as Wolheim's desire to 
have the nose fixed is published, his public 
begins writing furious fan letters imploring 
him to leave the nose as is. 

And so he goes on, through movie after 
movie, being as tough as his face looks — and 
that's as tough as a thirty-five-cent table 
d'hote steak. 

AS a matter of fact — and if this smashes an 
illusion, it's too bad! — Mr. Wolheim is 
fundamentally as hard as a new-born kitten. 
His heart is as big as his salary checks, and 
as soft as a two-minute egg. But his nose 
and that face have done strange psychological 
things to him. He imagines he has to live 
up to them. And as a result, he has cultivated 
a personality front that matches his nose per- 
fectly, but that isn't the real Louis Wolheim 
at all. 

For instance: he swears in a steady sul- 
phurous blue haze over anything or nothing 
and at any time and under any circumstances 
for no other reason than that he imagines a 
guy with a pan like his talks that way. The 
fact is, however, that he has a mind that revels 
in the finest beauties of literature and ex- 
quisite writings. 

A N< >TIIKR thing: he professes not to give a 
-**-blistcring series of asterisks for what people 
think about him. " T'hell with you," is his 
attitude toward interviewers, and he retorts 
"Rats!" when they tell him he ought to pose* 
for publicity pictures. But the honest truth 
of it is that he secretly reads everything that's 
printed about him, if his most intimate friends 
are to be believed, and likes it. 

Hi's ferociously hard-bitten about his whole 
appearance. "I'm me, see? And if they don't 


like the way I look, they can go blumpitty- 
blump-oops! It's my face and what the so- 
and-so do I care what those such-and-suches 
think about it?" 

He even carries the attitude to the point 
of refusing to have a picture of himself any- 
where in sight. Yet the actual fact is that 
he's as tickled as a baby with a lollypop if 
someone mistakes his age for five or ten years 
younger than he really is. And, for a quarter 
of an hour one day he sat in worshipfully rapt 
admiration of a striking bust of himself which 
a sculptor had marvelously made from pho- 

Wolheim thought it was swell. 

Yes, yes. Louis Wolheim likes to be thought 
a tough bozo. And despite all his profanity 
and his blustering and his posing and that, 
his friends all call him "Wolly" — pronounced 
"Wally." And you know darned well that no 
truly hard guy is ever going to be called 
anything as silly as "Wolly." 

HK'S an interesting person, despite (or may- 
be because of) all this hard-guy posturing. 
Born in New York, Wolly is a Russian Jew 
by nativity, who has gone churchless by pref- 
ference. But he has a religion of his own 
that attains ultra-charitable viewpoints. He 
won't go hunting, because he believes it's not 
sport but simple cruelty, and he won't go 
fishing for the same reason. "The human 
race." he snarls, "is the only race that hurts 
and kills for the mere pleasure of hurting and 
■ killing." 

Vet he has no compunction about wallop- 
ing the jar off a fellow-human if he believes 
the fellow-human rates it. Those who, in his 
opinion, rate it most are cads. One night, at 
a party, he overheard a guest make a caddish 
remark about someone. After due warning 

Wolly uncorked a punch that drove the other 
fellow right through a bathroom door and 
into a tub full of cold water. 

He revels in food. He particularly likes 
hot things, like chili and tamales and spices. 
He goes into raptures over certain foods, mix- 
ing poesy and profanity in a torrent of ad- 

HE is probably one of the best educated 
men in movies. He has been given credit 
for having been a professor at Cornell Univer- 
sity, but as a matter of fact, never was. He 
did study at Cornell, and graduated with 
several degrees, but the only teaching he ever 
did was as tutor at a prep school. He is a 
wizard at mathematics. 

But this mania for mathematics leads him 
sadly astray when he tries to cash in on it 
with playing cards. He's a bridge hound of 
the most pronounced type. He'd rather play 
bridge than almost anything else, and does. 
He plays with the big shots of Hollywood — 
Joe Schenck and such millionaires, and for 
anything from a quarter of a cent a point to 
a dollar a point or more! Sometimes he wins, 
and he's a good winner. Oftener, he loses, 
and he's a good loser, too. He places too much 
trust in his knowledge of numbers while play- 
ing cards. 

WHILE bridge is his favorite, he likes a 
whack at poker now and then. It cost him 
plenty in Butte, Montana, once. Butte is one 
of those still-old-time Western towns where 
gamblers are gamblers. On location recently 
with a Radio Pictures' troupe, Wolly barged 
into Butte's night life one week-end with the 
announcement that he'd like to take on the 
boys for a whirl at the pasteboards. 

They accommodated him, and when the blue 

past, Wollj 
p. Mm i Mr prefen bridge, now, noon than 

TIM man ia physically feai , ally 

in defense ol bis prim iples 
during the war, he taking an " j 
training course al Camp Zachary 1 . i > t < » r . in 
■. illr, Kentucky, when the war ended, 
Wolly was still in training. He asked for an 
immediate discharge, rather than complete 
the < ourse. 

"Hell, he's a quitter I" sneered the other 
war-enthused trainers. "Why don't h> 
.mil finish the course like us, instrad of 

"\\hi> says I'm a quitter?" roared Wolly. 

"I've done my l>it while the war was on, 

the war's over, and I'm through, and 

I'll lick any so and ■><> whatchumaycallem who 

wants to make anything of it." 

HE ticked three of them, .mil took his 
immediate discharge. 
He's generous with his money, and jealous 
of his spot on the screen. Anybody can hit 

him for a loan anil get it, hut if anybody tries 
to steal a seene from him, Wollv's liable to 
spank! He has an old pensioner whom he's 
keeping for years. Ask him why, anil 
W'ollv answers; "Aw, you know I've gotten 

so used to it that I can't help it " Fact is. 

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for the rest of his hie He plans a i Omfoi I 

idle sunset ol life with his wife, whom 
absolutely eras) about s l« 'v ,i tiny woi 
weighs less than a hundred, ami is quite frail 
levoted to her. 

A \ I » he doesn't give two hoots in ,i cyt lone 
-* Mor any other woman Notbt thinks 

he's handicapped by that face, but simply 
because he's not interested in them. v 

times his friends ki<l him 

"AW, hell, Wolly." they'll tell him. "That's 
all a stall. Xo woman would fall for a f.u c 
like that:" 

"Yeah?" grins Wolly. "Well, listen, lots 

of dames fall for guys like Ub!" 

By Time and Tears 

i "MINI I.I) FKllM 1' 

-he had. whatever thought of 
her own, were simple reflections of her father's 

She did her task upon the screen, lent her 
pastel beauty to the camera and remained a 

\ TARY was typed. The directors saw her 
•"■■■only as the meek little heroine. The 
thought that she might, just by chance, In- 
growing up did not occur to them. 

And even her marriage did not change their 
viewpoint of her. 

She was a beautiful little girl accompanied 
by her father. 

But during this period Mary was beginning 
to listen to the deep harmony of life. Her 
ears had become attuned to torrents of emo- 
tion she had not known. What happens to 
people when they begin to perceive is difficult 
to explain. It is a gradual process, a slashing 
away of dead beliefs, a gathering of fresh new- 
theories. Slowly the world opened up to 
Mary, yet the directors knew her as one thing 
and would not give her a chance to do any- 
thing else. 

The styles in film heroines had changed. 
They were not so long-suffering. They were 
smart, modern young women. But nobody- 
bothered to find out that Mary Astor was 
becoming a smart, modern young woman and, 
because nobody bothered to find out. she was 
put upon the shelf and did not do a piece of 
screen work for eighteen months! 

S desperate was she. so lonesome for the 
sets and the studios, that she even humbled 
herself by writing discreet notes to casting 
directors explaining that she was at liberty. 
This did not avail. 

•THEN two things happened suddenly. She 
•*■ managed to get a job in a stage play. 
Kenneth Hawks was killed. 

She did not flaunt her grief. Instead she 
went to a quiet apartment and there tried to 
think out a way to catch up the loose threads 
of her life. 

Producers had seen her in the play. They 
had discovered that her voice had depth and 

She was given a contract and bravely she 
began a new career. 

T ADIES Love Brutes." her first talkie, was 
•'-'made shortly after the accident. It washer 
first picture for a year and a half. She . 
woman now. but she had not become one 
suddenly. The talkies showed her for what 
she was because one can't hide maturity in a 

She did not speak like a child. She no longer 
acted like one upon the screen. And when 
she went from picture to picture in quick BUC- 
in, each time proving herself a better 
and a more capabli Mian before, it 

was the obvious thir Igedy 

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But it wasn't that. It was merely that over 
a period of two, perhaps three, years she had 
become adult. 

She was no longer the child prodigy <>f a 
high school prof, 

She was no longer the young wife of a rising 

She was Mary Astor. an entity. Mary 
Astor. a person. 

You saw her in "Holiday." You know what 
she has to give. 

She is a line actress As a person she is 

There is no sentimental clutching 
grief. It is all a part of her life 

She was happy with Kenneth Hawks. She 
loved him. 

That does not mean that she might not be 
happy with somebody else; that she might not 
love again. 

She knows these thin_-s. 

Her mind is as true as an arrow. Life is her 
bull's-eye. and she means to hit her mark. 
She takes life in her hands, as if it were a 
of clay, and moulds it for her happii 
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glows with the joy of living. There is nothing 
of the tired cynic about her. 

Character readers tell us that our deeds 
and thoughts are traced out over our noses, 
mouths and chins like a map. You cannot find 
in Marjorie Ramheau's lineless, beautiful face 
any signs of careless living. Those clear, blue 
eyes, those firm cheeks, that piquant mobile 
mouth — if she has lived as unwisely as some 
have said, then I wish she would tell me her 

THE look on Marjorie Rambeau's face is not 
put there by a beauty expert. It comes 
from within. And if she took what life offered 
her — she took it charmingly. 

She is without pose. She hates posing in 
others. Her judgment of human nature is 
as keen as a razor. I somehow have the feel- 
ing that you could not lie to Marjorie Ram- 

And I also believe that you could tell her 
anything and she would understand. 

T_TER life has begun again. She has known 
-*- ■'every branch of the theatrical profession, 
stock, long runs, guest stardom, vaudeville. 
Now she has just signed a long-term contract 
with Metro-Gold wyn Mayer. Like every stage 
trouper I know, she is naively thrilled at the 
chance to go to bed early and to get up in the 
morning, to have a real house with a strip of 
lawn in front of it. 

She is fascinated by the mechanics of pic- 
tures and everything concerned with the life at 
the studio. 

Hut the great film stars, who strut out 
their little hour before the cameras, aren't 
fooling Marjorie. She makes no unnecessary 
genutlexions. She has seen too much of life 
not to be able to distinguish the real from the 

She is playing a role now in Greta Garbo's 
picture, "Inspiration," and on the set the 
other actors cluster about her to bask in the 
warmth of her charm. Xot long ago the com- 
pany sat waiting for the arrival of Garbo. 
The older actors were discussing old times, 
the younger ones listening. One of the men 
mentioned a trouper that all knew. He said, 
"But he was a bad Indian. He was always 
drunk and getting himself into messes." 

Marjorie Rambeau sat still for a second 
and then she said, very slowly, "Don't say 
that unless you're quite, quite sure it's true." 

I-'or she has suffered from gossip. She has 
seen herself head-lined. And from her suffer- 
ing she has learned life's greatest lesson — 

TvTO more remarkable woman has ever graced 
■L^ a stage. Hollywood should be'proud to know 
that her new life is beginning in its studios. 

She Eats and Tells! 


beans and — surprise! — turnips. Bet you never 
thought a lowly turnip was admitted into a 
star's home. Then there was ice cream, cake 
and coffee. 

There is always coffee at Betty's house. 
Rivers of it. It was served at dinner right at 
the table, just like ordinary folks, and then 
when we went into the living room the maid 
put a coffee table between us and it was 
served again. 

The next morning we had coffee at breakfast 
and again immediately after breakfast. It was 
given to us before we went to bed. She says 
it helps her go to sleep. 

Without a word from Betty the maid appears 
with coffee and coffee table and there you are. 

I NOTICED that Betty seemed nervous and 
every time the 'phone rang she jumped as if 
a director had yelled "Cut!'' 

"I'm expecting a call from Harry," she ex- 

"But you said he was in London." 

"He is," said Betty. 

I couldn't imagine just chatting in a friendly 
way between Hollywood and London. Could 
you bear saying, "How are you, dear? So glad 
to hear your voice?" No! Ten thousand 
times no! You've got to talk about disarma- 
ment and what's wrong with the motion 

I was pretty excited when the call came 
through. Betty talked hours, it seemed to 
me, and how much is it a minute? 

When she returned she said, "Harry lied to 
me. I know he did. He's got a cold and when 
I asked him if he had he said he didn't. But I 
could tell by his voice." 

".Maybe it was static," I suggested. I'm so 

"No, it wasn't." 

And t hat's what they talk about between 
I. one Ion and Hollywood. 

It was one of those hot nights that some- 
times come in October. It was sultry, with no 
wind stirring. We played Russian Bank but 
we were both nervous. Betty had brought the 
big black police dog inside. 

Nig stalked about the house and made low, 
guttural sounds. 

At last Betty arose. "There's a night watch- 
man outside, but Xig is acting strangely, I'm 
going to see what it's all about." 


Of course, I know she's played in a lot of 
gangster pictures but when I saw her with that 
revolver she got out of a drawer in the den I 
wasn't any too comfortable. I was much more 
afraid of Betty and the pistol than of any 
burglar in the world. But I went with her 
(that is, I followed her, a good ten paces 
behind). Even that was preferable to staying 
in and maybe being shot at through the 

A tour of the grounds revealed nothing but 
the night watchman nodding in the garage. 

When we got back Betty put the gun on the 
radio. After a couple of hours it didn't bother 

The stillness and the heat put us in a strange 
mood and I've discovered that the time to 
catch people talking about the things closest 
their hearts is at night 'too bad I can't make 
all my interviews after midnight). 

Betty began, "I had the most marvelous 
dream the other night. I thought that there 
was a great earthquake that shook down all of 
Hollywood except this house and destroyed 
everybody but me and I remember that I 
stood in the midst of the ruin and instead of 
being upset about it I was glorified. Shivers of 
delight ran up and down my spine. My whole 
being was enthralled by the tremendous 

TF it weren't so obvious, a psycho-analyst 
-'-would have a lot of fun with that. But you 
can figure that dream with half your brain. 
Betty i^ a lone wolf. Although she has great 
admiration for the spritely young person who 
can walk into a room with an apt and easy 
comment for all assembled, she has no genius 
for it herself. 

Betty sees life as it is. neither sugar-coated 
nor wrapped in a cloak of cynicism. She has 
more genuine courage for living than any other 
person I know. 

Bits of things we talked about. Fragments. 
Betty wandered from subject to subject. 

"I wonder why I keep on making pictures. 
Perhaps I think some day I'll make a good one. 

"Harry Edwards is the one ideal man for 
me. He has a great wealth of sympathy. We 
like doing the same things. Sometimes I wake 
up in the middle of the night and want to 
walk, particularly if it is raining. He doesn't 
think me mad. tie walks with me. 

"Marriage is grand when you've someone 
who understands you. I've always been so 
alone and loved it. Even when I was married 
to Bernard Fineman I was alone. An ex- 
ecutive's life takes him away. 

"But with Harry it's different. We have so 
much fun together. 

"I do not play the social game in Hollywood. 
You become too involved. I like whom I like 
no matter what they are or what they have done. 

"Yet I like to live well. The friendly gesture 
of cocktails before dinner. A fire glowing on 
the hearth. A well set table bristling with 
silver, and nice talk. 

"Harry and I hope to live in Europe one 

Betty calls herself "Old Ma Brent" because 
so many people come to her with their troubles. 
And they receive from her not saccharine 
kindness, but a keen analysis of the situation. 

It was very late when we went to bed at last 
and yet Betty left a call for ten in the morning, 
because we had decided to go to her beach 
house at Malibu and sit in the ocean. 

Breakfast at the Brent house is an experi- 
ence. It consists of an enormous glass of 
grape fruit juice, stacks and stacks of tiny 
griddle cakes, little pig sausage and pots of 

When we set off in a long nosed touring car 
Betty, in a white dress, socks, flat-heeled shoes, 
beret and a pair of dark glasses, looked about 
as much like a picture star as Cal Coolidge. 

At the beach place people were already there 
and Betty dragged out bathing suits. She's 
an expert swimmer and is utterly without fear 
in the water. 

Afterwards we sat around in wet bathing 
suits on the best chairs. Betty believes: Do 
what you please. Have a good time. Don't 
be burdened with conventions and public 
opinions and all the meaningless gestures that 
clutter up life. 

WE opened huge cans of spaghetti and 
beans, and made coffee and, in the cool of 
the evening, drove back. 

"How about staying tonight?" asked Betty. 

But already I was reminding myself of the 

guest who came for dinner and stayed a year. 

"I've had a swell time," said Betty. "Call 

me up sometime and ask me to go to another 

fashion show." 

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Short Subjects 

of the Month 

IF there aren't any new notion^ among thi> month's shorts, 
there is a lot of entertainment. 

Metro's smart dog comedies ami Mack Sennett'a come* 
elians — especially Clyde — continue to he real laugh* 
makers. The short field continues to show growth 
in resourcefulness and showmanship. 


Sennett- Educational 
An uproarious burlesque on Lhemesongitis as 
it aillicts the movies, Gdusic-plagued picture 
fans should get down on their hunkers and 
render thanks unto Sennett tor this comedy. 
Harry Gribbon, Patsy O'l.cary, Yola D'Avril 
and a bunch of song writers do wonders under 
Bill Beaudine's direction. 


Metro's marvelous canine comics surpass 
their previous efforts in this burlesque of "The 
Broadway Melody," this company's great hit 
of the 1928 season. The smash of the picture 
is the dogs' version of "Singin 1 in the Rain." 
using the original sound track made by the 
Brox Sisters and Cliff Edwards. 


The veteran comedy team of Charlie Murray 
and George Sidney work perfectly in these Uni- 
versal shorts, and this one is full of chuckles. 
This one has to do with fun in a lirehouse, with 
Charlie and George taking a young fireman's 
place while he goes holidaying. A good noisy 

Warners-VUaphone Variety 

This Potters series, featuring Lucien Little- 
field as " Pa Potter." holds up well. They are 
probably the best satires on domestic griefs 
and woes that sound pictures have yet deliv- 
ered. This one, though one of the milder of 
the lot, is still a good companion piece for a 

Darmour-Radio Pictures 
Ludicrous Louise Fazenda still takes her 
slapstick big. In this she mixes macksennett 
technique with a lot of new airplane gags and 
is guaranteed to put you in stitches. The pic- 
ture speeds along at a fast clip, and the laughs 
are good for youngsters, adults and rice versa. 


An opulent and expensive short remindful of 
the talkies' early days. A lavish llash act in 
color, with Cliff Edwards, Lottice Howell, some 
dancers and a chorus of thirty. Cliff sells a 
couple of songs for a hit, and the short can be- 
rated as pleasant. But not worth the outlay. 


Sen nctt-Ed neat ional 
Here's a short in the new Sennett-Color 
which is fascinatingly beautiful in the matter of 
its under-water photography. It's a one-reel 
comedy, and darned well done, all about two 
boys, a girl and an irascible pop — plaved bv 
the great Andy Clyde. Patsy O'Lcary— wha't 
an eyeful! 

II. i! Roach- M-G-M 

Laurel and Hardy -core again in this com- 
edy this time playing a couple of wandering 
musicians in a snowstorm. Laurel plays a toy 
organ and Oliver Hardy smacks the Stril 
a bull fiddle. The only tune the boys can play 
i- " In the Good Old Summer Time!" Plenty 



Universal has another good go at getting the 

kids back into the theaters with this bang-up 

chapter play full of circus stuff and atmosphere. 

The featured players are Francis X. Bushman, 

;fr.,and Alberta Vaughn. The storyis about the 
ad who runs away and becomes a great rider. 

Scnnctt- Educational 
It seems to be Andy Clyde's month. At any 
rate, he's in again, in another fast-moving Sen- 
nett short. Andy lure plays a goof who owns 
a yacht and gets into a battle with the United 
States Navy by mistake. And he's line, as al- 
ways. Old Chief Sennett seems to grow better 
and better. 

Warners-VUaphone Variety 
Nine minutes of Technicolor in which T.otti 
I.oder, the little Viennese of whom Warners 
expected much, sings two numbers. She also 
does a couple of not too startling dance rou- 
tines. The tiny girl is surrounded by a group 
of tall chorines. This is not an especially thrill- 
ing short. 


Radio Pictures 
Xick Basil and Tony Armetta, two wander- 
ing Wops, find themselves in the middle of a 
good old Kentucky feud, after setting up a 
barber shop in what turns out to be no-man's- 
land in this family warfare. Razors prove to 
be mightier than bullets, and all ends quite 

Warners-VUaphone Variety 

A very clever one reeler with a real idea in 
it. Otto Kruger. a legitimate stage star, plays 
an editor in search of a story. Coming home, 
he finds his wife ' Ycrree Teasdalcl and a 
"friend" (Alan Brooks' having an affair. It's 
not only his story, but grounds for a divorce. 
Smartly done. 

A 'it tie one-reel musical piece which features 
Armida. the little Mexican girl. The scene is 
aboard an ocean liner. While the hoity-toity 
ship's concert is on. Armida entertains the 
steerage with her songs and dances. Armida 
here dances better than she sings. Mild enter- 


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Amos V Andy Go Hollywood 


Andy leaves the typewriter to join Amos in 
the pacing! They argue. "Andy wouldn't say 
8 tiling like" ("orrell growls. "And Andy 
wouldn't say that." Gosden retorts. 

They glare at each other like two Bengal 

They resume their pacing. They remark to 
the world in general that of all the fatheads 
they ever knew, some one right in that room is 
the worst. They glare again. 

SUDDEXLY inspiration comes. They wring 
each other's hands and each declares the 
other the best fellow alive. Andy runs to the 
typewriter. It's coming. At last it's finished 
and another episode is ready for the air. 

They emerge arm in arm, grinning and well 
pleased, only to go through the same perform- 
ance the next day. 

Only a friendship as deep as these two pos- 
sess could survive such a nerve-racking but 
comical performance. 

Very often their own experiences will furnish 
material for several episodes. " For instance," 
Andy said, "that business of the suit of clothes 
being 'way too big; that actually happened to 
me. A wos [they constantly refer to each other 
by their radio names] had gone with me to 
select the suit just as we did on the radio, and 
he went along when I returned it, too." 

Often well-meaning friends offer suggestions. 
"Why don't you take the boys up in an air- 
plane or down in a submarine?" they'll ask. 
"That would be a scream." 

"It probably would be funny, but that 
wouldn't be Amos V Andy. What would two 

poor old colored boys be doing up in an air- 
plane, for instance — or in a submarine? It's 
the last place they would go. We have to 
sacrifice a lot of good fun in order to keep the 
boys strictly in character." 

They stoutly refuse to step out of character 
in the picture, too. Pleas and petitions were 
all in vain. 

" Hut Amos V Andy wouldn't do anything 
like that," they would argue. "We don't ex- 
aggerate them in our skits; why try to slapstick 
them in the picture?" 

At last they were persuaded to try one 
sequence the way the script was written. The 
scene was a haunted house. All the moss- 
covered gags were brought into play. Amos' 
hair was made to stand wildly on end. Andy 
was prostrated with two inward convulsions 
and three outward. After the rushes that eve- 
ning they stood on the steps and said very 
quietly, "That never was Amos and it wasn't 
Andy. We know the boys and that just wasn't 

"pi X ALLY they succeeded in doing the scene 
-L over. Strictly in character, A mos was frankly 
and honestly afraid but going ahead, Andy 
petrified but blustering through. There were 
no tricks or gags. 

The studio admitted they were right. It was 
Amos V Andy for sure. 

They are as shrewd as any successful men of 

They know instantly what makes good pub- 
licity and what doesn't. 

Their publicity manager would occasionally 

be seized with what he thought a particularly 
brilliant piece of publicity. 

"That's out," one of them would say in- 

And they could immediately put their 
fingers on the flaw and show just why that 
certain piece of publicity might not be so good 
in the future. 

They look ahead constantly. 

TpEDEY are ardent radio fans and have a radio 
*■ on their set which goes constantly between 

They receive thousands and thousands of 
letters from old, young, rich and poor. 

" \ ou remember?" Amos asked, "when it 
looked as if my seventy-fi' dollars was gone 
forever? Well, I received money from all over 
the country. Even little children had emptied 
their banks and sent it to me. Of course I had 
to send it all back, but it surely did touch me to 
see how good every one was to old A mos." 

And the funny thing is the boys went com- 
pletely Hollywood. Went with an abandon 
that was eye-popping to behold. They swam 
in all the marble-tiled swimming pools, roamed 
through all the palatial but slightly mortgaged 
mansions, rode in all the hysterically uphol- 
stered Rolls-Royces. 

They Brown Derbied at luncheon and 
Henry'd at dinner. They even ventured out 
in the suburbs to trout fish with Noah Beer/ 
and pony-back ride with Bill Hart. 

They had a grand time, and now that they're 
gone, is Hollywood blue, I ask you? 

Check that, and Double Check it! 


Willy" to His Mother 


saw the light of day when Bill was twelve years 
old. These letters are the most amazing things 
to Mr. and Mrs. Powell. They are of a digni- 
fied generation and they can't understand how 
strangers can write such things. 

Every year, Bill, through his father, makes 
out a sizeable check to the Los Angeles Com- 
munity Chest. He prefers doing that all in a 
lump, rather than distributing his charities 
piecemeal throughout the year. 

Horatio Warren Powell is a big fellow. Bill 
inherits his appearance as well as his first 
name. It is William Horatio Powell, just in 
case you've wondered what the initial H. stood 
for. Or maybe you haven't wondered at all. 

XX"RS. POWELL is a pretty, gracious little 
•'■''•'-lady, weighing just 115 pounds. She 
weighed considerably less than that when she 
lived in Kansas City. 

California agrees with her. On the other 
hand Mr. Powell weighed considerably more 
when he lived in the Midwest 

It is Mrs. Powell that answers the telephone 
in the Powell apartment. She takes the 
messages for Bill and relays them to him. 
Although she has never met many of his 
friends she has quite a telephone acquaintance 
with them. She almost feels that she knows 
Richard Barthclmess even if she has never 
seen him. 

She takes the studio calls, arranges inter- 
view appointments, and accepts or rejects in- 
vitations — all after a conference with the 
president of the business. 

When Bill has an early call at the studio 
she awakens him. For years she has been 
accustomed to waking at seven o'clock, so an 


early call is no inconvenience to her. She 
brings him his orange juice and coffee. 

"She spoils him," snorted Mr. Powell, not 
meaning a word of it. 

Sometimes it is difficult for her to get rid 
of annoying strangers who get hold of his un- 
listed telephone number. She is always 
polite but firm. Xo secretary of a ten-million- 
dollar-a-year corporation could turn people 
away more politely and more emphatically. 
But she wouldn't hurt anyone's feelings inten- 
tionally, not for worlds. 

"If Bill is going out to dinner he calls and 
tells me what he wants to wear," she says. 
"I have his clothes all laid out for him when 
he returns from the studio." 

Recently she had been planning to go back 
to Kansas City to visit her two sisters and a 

She postponed the trip until after Bill had 
completed his current picture. 

"I thought I could make it easier for him by 
staying here," she confessed. "You see he 
always calls me from the studio at noon to get 
the calls that seem important." 

V\ 7HEX* Bill passed through Kansas City on 
** his way back from Europe, he called his 
mother on long distance, and he had her 
brother and sisters talk also. 

"It cost sixty-five dollars." put in Mr. 
Powell, the practical business man. 

"But it was almost as good as going back and 
seeing them," replied Mrs. Powell. 

The office of the Powells, Incorporated, is 
just a room in their apartment. It has a desk 
and separate telephone for Mr. Powell. The 
apartment itself is comfortable and tasteful, 

but not pretentious. You would never think 
Philo Vance lived there. There isn't a roof 
terrace where he can have breakfast, and you 
couldn't find a Regie cigarette, or a book on 
Sanskrit in the place. Bill doesn't entertain 
at his home. When he gives a party he 
assembles his guests for dinner at the Ambassa- 
dor. He isn't home very often, Mrs. Powell 
explains. In the daytime, when he isn't 
working, she can usually relay his messages up 
to Ronald Colman's. Ronald and Bill play 
tennis together regularly. 

Another of Mrs. Powell's unofficial duties 
is to keep the ice-box stocked for Bill. It 
seems he likes to go on midnight raids after 
returning from an evening out. She usually 
leaves chutney and sandwiches, a cold fowl 
or a leg of lamb. 

The two senior members of the firm like to 
explore for new places to eat. They even like 
picnic lunches in the Los Angeles parks, and 
they are not above riding on street cars. Of 
course they couldn't be so carefree if people 
knew they were the parents of the famous 
William Powell. The greatest thrill, however, 
is to go to a theater where one of his pictures is 
showing, and to listen to the comments. 

THIS Powells, Incorporated, business has 
been going on for three years, ever since Mr. 
and Mrs. Powell. Sr., joined Bill in California. 
And, maybe, Bill wouldn't like this to be told, 
but his mother still calls him by his childhood 
name. Willy. 

"Children never grow up to their mothers, 
you know," she explained. She honestly tries 
to call him William or Bill, however. But she 
just forgets once in a while! 

PH0T0P1 \\ M m.\/im. i 01 J \--i \«'. 1 1 

Ten Years Ago in PHOTOPLAY 


B\' way of ,i Bftppy new year to the movie 
business, Mr Quirk a^ks the industry, tins 
month. "Whal did you do in 1920 
The editor reviewi the motion pictun year, the silent motion pit tun- then rapidly 
approaching its highest developmenl m an art 

Mr. Ouirk picks lour pictures .is the b. 

lli^ list contain 

"Humoretque," tin- master- 
piece, and first winner of tin' Photopi w 
Gold Medal -with Vera Gordon, Urna Rubens 
ami Gaston Class in the leading roles. 

"Waj I town East," Griffith's masterful pi" 
duction of tin- old nu'lliTilrama. with Lillian 

(lish, Rkhard Barthelmess and Lowell siu-r- 
man winning new laurels. 

Exactly ten years ago Pola Negri 

burst upon American screens in 

"Passion." Here's the way the fiery 

Pole looked then 

•Why Chan-.- Your Wife?" the Do Mille 
glitterer, with Tommy Meighan and Bebe 
Daniels therein. 

"The Devil's Pass-Key," a directorial 

\yf R. QUIRE welcomes Thomas Meighan to 

**-Mull stardom, as befits his talents. He calls 
Harold Lloyd the leading comic, remarking 
that "Chaplin seems to have retired from busi- 

Remember, this is ten long years ago. 

Some retirement! 

Theodore Roberts and George Fawcctt 
divide honors as character men. Dick Barthel- 
mess is the leading juvenile. 

As for the woman question, the editor says 
that Mary Pickford is still the queen of the 
movies, and then has nice words to say about 
Norma Talmadge, Lillian Gish and Alice 

'T'HF. new year, a decade ago, brought our 
■*- first view of Tola Negri — an event by which 
citizens began to set their clocks and watches. 

•'Passion." that Lubitsch-directed costume 
picture rather wildly overtitled. came along. 
Our Mr. Burns Mantle says, in his review, that 
"Mine. Negri is physically attractive, highly 
emotional, technically facile and dramatically 

What a chilly way of disposing of the 
Perilous Pole — the Warm Witch of Warsaw! 

Within five years American critics and public 
were saying plenty of other things about Negri ! 

f~\ I III R pii tures of that lot 

^^ Nasjmova in " I he v. 

. . . Thomas Meighan in "Conrad in l 

of Hi. N outh" l . • S 

with LtlnK l.iytonan.l J.i. k Holt . William 

I'.irnum shooting his wa> out in 
Harlan," and Ml i rtj Skinner iii 

produi tion of " Ki in. i 

m.irv [heby in the role don.- in 1'' ■■ 

Dun. .hi and ElUK Ighter 

I d in the n. -w t.ilki.- \. r lion 

Young I . . . Bebe I hudeb I": rdom, 

in 1921 . the picture being " 1 < an 

Tell " J.u k Mulhall i-. her hading man. 
VWLI.L, motion pi.' [nly run j n 

»» i \i lei and thl 

l en years a^.> we ran a p i 
titled •• back to Broadway " It iho 

ol the screen in BCeneS from Stage pla\ 

were then doing James Rennie, for insl 
in a bit from "Spanish Love" on B 
In \ ( >M he's back in Hollywood in • 
National talkies. Ina Claire, back on I. 
way after silent films in 1921, i- again In-fore 
the camera. N'ita N' had left the screen for 
a play called "Opportunity," Now shi 
retirement in France. 

Yep it'> .v.le.' \> this is written, ten 
years after tin- events chronicled, hord 
stage players have been t.> Hollywood and an- 
back on Broadway again. Which probably 

shows that PHOTOPl \\ S >torie- are good every 
ten years— or even oftener! 

npHK news that Hill Hart will probably be 
■*- back on the screen soon gives life to .1 
story we ran about him ten years I 

It's called " bill Hart's True Love Storj 
"Why I'm Still a bachelor " The lady of' Hill's 
inmost heart, says the piece, was the dart. 
Corona Riecardo. one of the many beauties 
who played Iras in " Hen-Hur" to Hill's 
I on the stage. 
P.S. — And now Hill's been married, had a 
tine son. been divorced, and again lives alone — 
this time on a hill that looks away to 
fornia's high Sierras. 

COME of the things that were going on as 
^little 1°-21 came kicking and screaming into 
the screen world . . . Vivian Martin. Colleen 
Moore, Priscilla Dean and Louise Claum lead 
oil the month's picture gallery . . . And then 
come two girls still much in the public i 
Marion Davies and Hetty Compson . . . 
Wally Reid writes a piece on "How to Hold a 
Wife." Not many new thoughts — bul 
Wally who utters them, so it's all right . . . 
Photoplay is running a SI 4.<xx> prize fiction 

contest, and two of the entries appear : 
. . . And a story about Julia I 
le-s It was at this time she became known to 
the folks as "The Legs of the Lasky Lot" . . . 
A page of pictures of famous red-headed • 
girls. They include Kit t io I Hillie 

Hurke. Pearl White. Mary Thurman. i . 
Swanson, Olga Petrova and Mae Marsh . . . 

"PERSONALITY stories," this month, on 
*- two of the newer leading lights of pk I 
Bebe Daniels. The story says, "She fa 
if a Mona Lisa and the swaying wall 

Carmen." Hebe says, "I liked nu 
with Harold Lloyd, but I love my serious 

best. And I love being a star." 

■lie Taylor. A -!ren from Wil- 

mington. Del Fox has just signed her for 
leading vampires of the younger school. 

GOSSIP of the month- 
Eric Von Stroheim was married in 
October to Valerie de Germonprez. They 
worked together in pictures. Gloria Swanson 
has the cutest baby irirl you ever saw, born 
October 10th. Papa is Herb Sombom. 


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Whon >,i U writ- -o idrertteen pleise mention THOTOrLAT MAGAZINE. 

Brief Reviews of Current Pictures 


SINNERS' HOLIDAY — Warners. — (Reviewed 
undei title "Women in Love.") Just a^ a change of 
scenery the gangsters move out of the honky-tonks 
to an amusement pier. Grant Withers is the hero. 

SISTERS— Columbia.— Sally O'Neil and Molly 
O'Day as sisters, one rich, the other poor. Fair. 

SIT TIGHT— Warners.— Joe E. Brown and Win- 
nie Lightner repeat many of their monkey-shines. 
But they're still funny. (Dec.) 

SLUMS OF TOKYO— Schochiko Film Co.— 
Silent Japanese-made film, supposed to be "art." 
Drab story. (Sept.) 

SOCIAL LION, THE— Paramount.— Jack Oakie, 
the village braggart who is "taken up" by the country 
club set. Mary Brian, the girl. Heaps of fun. (July) 

Tangled love affairs in military circles. (A ug.) 

SOLDIER'S PLAYTHING. A— Warners.— If you 
like romance seasoned with plenty of laughs, some 
slap-stick and hot thrills, catch this. (Oct.) 

SONG OF THE FLAME— First National — 
Bernice Claire, soprano, and Noah Beery, deep bass, 
free Russia from the revolutionists via Technicolor 
operetta. (July) 

SON OF THE SADDLE— Universal.— A Ken 
Maynard Western with plenty of hard riding, gun 
play and action. (Oct.) 

SO THIS IS LONDON— Fox.— The Will Rogers- 
Irene Rich team, set down in London. An amusing 
follow-up for "So This Is Paris." (Aug.) 

SOUP TO NUTS— Fox. — Rube Goldberg's 
grandly goofy cartoons, his fantastic inventions and 
freak statues, are all in this hilarious film. You'll like 
it. (Oct.) 

• SPOILERS, THE— Paramount. — Gary Cooper 
and William Boyd stage a battle wilder than 
the memorable fight between William Farnum and 
Tom Santschi, which made screen history. Red 
meat melodrama, packed with action, suspense and 
thrills. (Nov.) 

SPURS — Universal. — Here's hard-ridin' Hoot 
Gibson in a Western that's a Western. It's fast, 
from the first shot to the last. (Nov.) 

SQUEALER, THE— Columbia.— If you can stand 
another gangster picture, this one has some new 
ideas. Well acted by Jack Holt, Dorothy Revier 
and Davey Lee. (Nov.) 

STEEL HIGHWAY, THE— Warners— Grant 
Withers and Mary Astor against a railroad back- 
ground. Fairly entertaining. (Dec.) 

STORM, THE— Universal. — This storm is no 
tornado. A very tame melodrama. Even Lupe 
Velez is tame as the little girl of the Great Northwest. 
(Nov.) ' 

STORM OVER ASIA— Amkino.— Another of the 
powerful Revolutionary pictures from Soviet Russia 
dramatizing the Communist revolt against the White 
Army in 1918. A smash ending. Silent. (Nov.) 

STRICTLY MODERN— First National.— Pretty 
obvious humor and thin story, but Dorothy Mackaill 
is fine as a young sophisticate who finds romance 
where she least expects it. (July) 

• SLNNY — First National. — Sinsrie or not. it's 
a gem. Radiant Marilyn Miller smashes it 
across. (Dec.) 

^Billie Dove's best talkie. Mystery farce, with 
Clive Brook being very farcical. (Sept.) 

dainty operetta, beautifully photographed in 

Technicolor. Claudia Dell, charming new star, is 
Kilty; Walter Pidgeon, the baritone hero. (Nov.) 

Just another pure little country girl among the bad, 
big-town millionaires. Alice White is the sweet 
young thing. (Nov.) 

SWEET MAMA— First National.— If you're an 
Alice White fan this won't seem so weak. (Sept.) 

SWELLHEAD— Tiffany Productions.— Just an- 
other prize-tight story. (July) 

SWING HIGH— Pathe.— Love and intrigue in an 
old-time wagon circus. Color, action, peppy songs. 
Pleasant entertainment. (July) 

TEMPTATION— Columbia.— Unpretentious and 
pleasant love story. Lois Wilson and Lawrence 
Gray. (Sept.) 


Production. — Old-fashioned maudlin melodrama, 
elaborately overacted. The villain is Demon Rum. 

TEXAN, THE— Paramount. — Gary Cooper and 
Fay Wray in a picturesque O. Henry story of the 
Southwest. (July) 

THOROUGHBRED, THE— Tiffany Productions. 
— Wesley "Freckles" Barry is the nice little jockey 
hero of a nice little horse story for the family trade. 


Not even Reginald Denny and Ukelele Ike make this 
unfunny hodge-podge worth while. Fifi Dorsay, 
Yola D'Avril and Sandra Ravel are the girls. (Nov.) 

Well, it can't be long now till we see 
this punch-befuddled little man hang- 
ing dizzily to the ring post! Chaplin 
in a scene from the long-awaited "City 
Lights," which after over two years 
has become practically a rumor. But 
it's done now! 

THOSE WHO DANCE— Warners.— Monte Blue,, 
in another underworld story that doesn't ring true. 

THREE FACES EAST— Warners— A great stage 
plav and fine silent picture gone wrong in the talkies. 

tional. — The lovely Victor Herbert operetta, "Mile. 
Modiste." in all-Technicolor. Bernice Claire and 
Walter Pidgeon. A musical treat. (Aug.) 

TODAY — Majestic. — One of those sensationals — 
all hell, sex and box-office. Hokum, but there's Con- 
rad Nagel to hold you. (Dec.) 

• TOM SAWYER — Paramount. — Jackie Coo- 
gan. Mitzi Green. Junior Durkin — real kids in 
the meat kid classic. A corking picture. Don't miss 
it. And by all means, don't let the kids. (Dec.) 

TOO YOUNG TO MARRY— First National — 
(Reviewed under title "Broken Dishes.") Grand 
satire on family life. O. P. Heggie the henpecked 
father, Loretta Young and Grant Withers the young 
lovers. Full of fun. (Sept.) 

TOP SPEED — First National. — Musical comedy 
with the irrepressible Joe E. Brown emphasizing the 
comedy. (A ug.) 

TRIGGER TRICKS— Universal.— Typical Hoot 
Gibson Western with Sally Eilers in her real life r61e 
of girl-friend. (A ug.) 

TRUE TO THE NAVY— Paramount.— Clara Bow 
is the girl who has a boy on every ship. Then the 
whole fleet comes in 1 Can y'imagine the fun! (July) 

TRUTH ABOUT YOUTH— First National.— 
Starts out to be a tenderly wistful story of youth and 
turns into a stereotyped April and November romance. 

UNDER WESTERN SKIES— First National — 
Neither beautiful Technicolor scenery nor Lila Lee'i 
fine performance do much for this one. (July) 

Chaney talks, in five voices, one of them his 
natural voice. Thrills a-plenty. (A ug.) 

UP THE RIVER— Fox. — The lighter side of prison 
life, and very amusing. Spencer Tracv is grand. 

VIENNESE NIGHTS — Warners. — The best 
operetta in recent months — with oh, what waltzesl 
Vivienne Segal and Alexander Gray sing the love 
songs. (Nov.) 

VIRTUOUS SIN, THE— Paramount.— Torrid 
love in frigid Russia. Kay Francis and Walter Huston 
are simply grand. (Dec.) 

• WAY FOR A SAILOR— M-G-M— John Gil- 
bert as a he-man sailor, with rowdy humor and 
low-brow dialogue. Never a dull moment. (Dec.) 

WAY OF ALL MEN, THE— First National.— 
This just misses being good. Not bad, however. 
Doug Fairbanks, Jr.'s in it. (Sept.) 

WAY OUT WEST— M-G-M.— One of the funniest 

Billy Haines films in a long time, (.lug.) 

WEDDING RINGS— First National.— Ernest 
Pascal's novel, "The Dark Swan," lost its original 
title and a great deal more. Lois Wilson, Olive 
Borden and H. B. Warner. (July) 

WHAT A WIDOW!— United Artists.— Gloria 
Swanson goes slap-stick but manages to be entertain- 
ing in light farce. Anyhow, the clothes are swell, and 
Lew Cody deserves three cheers. (Oct.) 

WHAT MEN WANT— Universal.— This doesn't 
prove anything, but Robert Ellis is good in it. (Sept.) 

— Three people are trapped in the impassable 
mountain of Palu. A night search party sets out. 
Wonderful Swiss snow scenes and breath-taking air- 
plane stunts. Unusual and intensely interesting. 
Sound. (July) 

• WHOOPEE— United Artists. — Don't say 
you're fed up on musical comedies. Go to see 
"Whoopee" instead. Eddie Cantor pulls a gag a min- 
ute. Lavish. all-Technicolor production. (Oct.) 

WILD COMPANY— Fox— Another of those wild 
younger generation stories, but Frank Albertson gives 
it real punch. (A ug.) 

WI NGS OF A DVE NTT" RE— Tiffany Productions. 
— Armida saves this far-fetched adventure story of 
movie perils along the Mexican border. (Oct.) 

amount. — A picture beyond the usual praise. 
You'll have to fee Commander Byrd drop the Amer- 
ican flag onto the South Pole to appreciate what an 
achievement it is. Wonderful entertainment from 
any standpoint. (Aug.) 

WOMEN EVERYWHERE — Fox. — J. Harold 
Murray's charming singing voice, plus that ooh-la-la 
Ma'mselle, Fifi Dorsay. (July) 

YANKEE DON, THE— Richard Talmadge Pro- 
ductions. — Richard Talmadge made it himself and it 
stars his muscles. Western, very, very mcllo-drama. 

— Two young newspaper writers get married, and 
then get temperamental. Claudette Colbert and real- 
life husband, Norman Foster. Charles Ruggles adds 
hilarious comedy touches. (July) 

YOUNG WOODLEY— British International.— 
A well-made transcription of the stage play about 
adolescent love. English cast. (Dec.) 


PHOTO?! w M u.\/im i a J INI \kv 1 1 

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Addresses of the Stars 


\ lollvwood, Calif. 

Paramount Publix Studios 

Ri. h ii I \rl.-n 

( ! ira Bow 
William B 
CUvc Brook 

J.U'k I 


Ruth ' 

M in r 

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Claudette Colbert 
June CoUyei 
Chester ( onklin 

I h 
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Stuart I 
& inlcj Fields 

Mltxj I 

( arofc Lombard 


I' ml i 

Marcio Manner) 


Nino Martini 
Cyril Maude 
Four Man Brother! 
Moran and Mai k 

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Frank Morgan 

li .rr\ Norton 
■ talkie 

Ramon P< i 
William Powell 
Roberto Rey 

Lillian Roto 

Regis Toomey 
Paj Wray 

Fox Studios, 1401 N. Western Ave. 

Frank Alb ri 
Robert Ames 

I Bartlett 
Warner Baxter 

Humphrey Bogart 
Kl Brendel 
Ilka i 

Marguerite Churchill 
William Colli r. M 

Fin I) 

Louise Dresser 
Charles Iarrcll 
Nod l ■ 

John < ■ 

Janet Gaynor 

Keating Si 
Richard Keene 

J. M. Kerrigan 


Edmund Lowe 

Clair. 1 



Kenneth MacKi nna 

Victor Mi I. anion 
' ' jica 
I. hi- Moran 
J. Harold Murray 
( >' Hrn-n 

Frank Richardson 
Will l< 
David Rollins 

iillian S 
larie - 

r Tracy 
John Wayne 

rie White 

Radio Pictures Studios, 780 Gower St. 


Henry Ar-i 

Evelyn Brent 

■ irol 

June Clyde 
Betty Compson 
Rlcardo Cortes 

Richard Dix 
Eddie Foy, Jr 
Roberta dale 
Rail Harolde 
Rita LaRoy 

Ivan L. bed. ft 

Joel McCrea 

Jack Mulhall 
Edna Ma\' Oliver 
Roberta Robinson 
Lowell Sherman 
Katya Sorina 

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Robert Woolsey 

Warner Bros. Studios, 5842 Sunset Blvd. 


John Barry more 

Noah B 

Joe K. Brown 
Helen C I andler 
Claudia Dell 

: ' elrov 
Robert Elliott 
Frank Fay 
Paul Gi 
James Hall 
Leon Janney 
Evalyn Knapp 


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Lotti I 
Ben 1 

n Marsh 
Marian Nixon 
Waller Pidgeon 
Vivienne Segal 
H. B. Wai 
Barbara W 
Jack Whiting 
Grant Withers 

United Artists Studios, 1041 N. Formosa 

Joan Bennett 
Charles Chaplin 
Dolores Del Rio 
Douglas Fairbanks 
Al Jolson 

Che-tor Morris 
Mary Pickford 
Gloria Swai 
Norma Talmadge 

Columbia Studios, 1438 Gower St 

William Collier, Jr. 
Ralph Graves 
Sam Hardy 
Jack Holt 
Ralph Ince 
Buck Jones 
Margaret Livingston 

Bert Lytell 
Joan P 

Aileen Pringle 
Dorothy Revior 
Barbara Stanwyck 
Johnnie Walker 

In care of Samuel Goldwyn, 7210 Santa 
Monica Blvd. 

Eddie I antor 
Ron ii'i i olman 


In care of the Edwin Carewe Productions, 
Tec-Art Studios 

Roland Drew 
Kit a Carewe 


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Wiiiiam BakeweO 
i Ion i Barn more 

Walla.. B 
Charlea BIckYord 
Ina Booth 

<enoK Buihman 
Harry I 

larion I > n let 

Marie I (ri let 
(hit Bdvi u 

John Gilbert 
William Haines 
Hid. la Hopper 
LeUa ! i 


v Jordan 
Buster K.-aton 

Arnold KortT 
An. lr.- I uguet 
Ellen McCarthy 

Pathe Studios 

Robert Armstrong 
Constance Bennett 
Bill ft 

: -on 

Hal Roach Studios 


Oliver Hardy 
Mary Kornman 

Harry Langdon 

City, Calif. 

Mayer Studios 

M ilian 



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Anna ' 
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Duncan Renaldo 



Ernest Torrence 
Raquel T n 

June Walk, r 
Roland Young 

Ann Harding 
Eddie Oinllan 
Helen Twelvetrees 

Stan Laurel 
Our t . 

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Universal City, Calif. 
Universal Studios 

Margaret Adams 
Lew \ 
John B 


Barbara Kent 
B la I 


Charles Murray 

Slim Summerville 
Genevieve Tobjn 

John Wray 

Burbank, Calif. 

First National Studios 

Harry Ban: 
Richard Barthe.mess 
Sidney Blackmer 
Bermce ( hurt 
Robt ri 


Loui<e Fazenda 
Lawrence Gray 
O. P. II 

Edward E. Horton 
Lila Lee 


J. Farri II Mac Donald 

D.i vi 

Frank McHugh 
Marilyn Mill, r 

James Rennie 


Arthur - 
Loretla Young 

Hollywood, Calif. 

Robert AEncw. 6? : w La Mir 
Virginia Brown Fair-. 1 .' 1 ' G 
Hughes, '>!<> Taft Hide. 
Harold Lloyd. M Blvd. 

Philippe Dc Lacy. 904 Guaranty Bldg. 

Los Angeles, Calif. 

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Ruth R - WOsbire Blvd. 

Estelk Taylor, 5254 Los Fehs Blvd. 

Gilda Gray, :: E. fVtt - York 

William S. Hart :: Ranch, Newhall. Calif. 

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and attraetivene»i— 1» fall 1- I took I>r. 

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Casts of Current Photoplays 

Complete for every picture reviewed in this issue 

"BAT WHISPERS. THE" — United Artists. — 
From the play by Mary Roberts Rinehart and Avery 
Hopwood. Directed by Roland West. Tin- cast: 
Police Lieutenant, Chance Ward; Mr. Hell. Richard 
Tucker; The Butler, Wilson Kongo; Police Captain, 
Di\\ in Jennings: Police Sergeant, Sidney D'Albrook; 
Man in Black Mask, S. E. Jennings; Mrs. Cornelia 
Van Gorder, Grayee Hampton; Lizzie Allen, Maude 
Eburne; The Caretaker, .Spencer Charters; Dale Van 
Gorder, Una Merkel: Brook, William Bakewell; 
Dr. Yenrees, Gustav Von Scyffortitz; Anderson — the 
Detective, Cluster Morris; Richard 'Fleming, Hugh 
Huntley; Detective Jones, Charles Dow Clark; The 
Unknown, Ben Bard. 

"BIG MONEY "— Pathe — From the story by 
Walter De Leon. Screen play by Walter De Leon 
and Russell Mack. Directed by Russell Mack. 
The cast: Eddie, Eddie Quillan; Ace, Robert Arm- 
strong; Tom, James Gleason; Joan McCall, Miriam 
Scgar; Mae, Margaret Livingston; Mr. McCall, 
Robert Edeson; Leila, Dorothy Christy; Smiley, 
G. Pat Collins; Durkin, Morgan Wallace; Flora, 
Myrtis Crinley; Monk, Robert Gleckler; Bradley, 
Charles Sellon; Lefty, Kit Guard; W'eejee, Johnny 
Morris; Waiter, Frank Sabini; Waiter, Harry Semoles; 
Society Woman, Clara Palmer; Detective, Ed Decring; 
Elevator Boy, Spec O'Donnell; Maid, Mona Rico; 
Izzy, Murray Smith; Wendell, Harry Tyler; Butler, 
Jack MacDonald; Michael, Zita Moulton; Office 
Boy, Jack Hanlon; Detroit Dan, Richard Cramer; 
Lewis Wilder, Maurice Black. 

"BROTHERS" — Columbia. — From the play by 
Herbert Ashton, Jr. Adapted by John Thomas 
Neville and Charles R. Condon. Directed by Walter 
Lang. The cast: Boh Naughlon, Bert Lytell; Eddie 
Connolly, Bert Lytell; Xortna, Dorothy Sebastian; 
Dr. Moore. William Morris; Prosecuting Attorney, 
Richard Tucker; Lorenzo, Maurice Black; Oily Joe, 
Frank McCormack; Mrs. Naughlon, Claire McDowell; 
Mr. Naughton, Howard Hickman; Tony, Francis 
MacDonald; Mag, Rita Carlyle; Maud, Jessie 

"CHARLEY'S AUNT"— Columbia— From the 
story by Brandon Thomas. Screen play by F. 
McGrew Willis. Directed by Al Christie. The cast: 
Lord Fancourt Babberley, Charlie Ruggles; Amy 
Spettigue, June Collyer; Charlie Wykeham, Hugh 
Williams: Donna Lucia D'Alvardorez, Doris Lloyd; 
Stephen Spettigue, Halliwell Hobbes; El a Delahay, 
Flora LeBreton; Jack Chesney, Rodney McLennan; 
Kitty Verdun, Flora Sheffield; Sir Francis Chesney, 
Phillips Smalley; Brassetl, Wilson Benge. 

UNIVERSAL. — From the story by Vin Moore and 
Edward Luddy. Directed by Vin Moore. The cast: 
Mr. Cohen, George Sidney; Mr. Kelly, Charles 
Murray; Mrs. Cohen, Vera Gordon; Mrs. Kelly, 
Kate Price; Windjammer Thorn, Frank Davis; 
Sheik, Lloyd Whitlock; Guide, Nick Cogley; Chief, 
Ed Kane; Dancing Girls, Rene Marvelle; Georgette 

— From the story by Harold Tarshis and Charles 
Saxton. Adapted by Harold Tarshis. Directed by 
Arthur Rosson. The cast: Concenlratin' Kid, Hoot 
Gibson; Betty Lou Vaughn, Kathryn Crawford; 
Foreman Moss Blaine, Duke R. Lee; Campbell, 
James Mason; C. C. Stile, Robert E. Homans. 

"COSTELLO CASE"— Sono Art— James Cruze. 
— From the story by F. McGrew Willis. Directed by 
Walter Lang. The cast: Mahoney, Tom Moore; 
Mollie, Lola Lane; Blair, Roscoe Karns; Mile Away 
Harry, Wheeler Oakman; Jimmie, Russell Hardie; 
Saunders, WMlliam Davidson; Landlady, Dorothy 
Vernon; Donnelly, Jack Richardson; Bebe, M. K. 

Loved You) — Aafa-Tobis. — Directed by Hans 
Conradi The cast: Inge Lund, Mady Christians; 
Otto Radney, Walter Jankuhn; Dr. Hubert Baumgart, 
Hans Stuwe; Mariechen, Kl. Marion Conradi; 
Oberregisseur Lechncr. Carl Platen; Frau Werner, 
Sophie I'agay; Edith Karin, Trude Berliner; Justizrat 
Korner, Fritz Alberti; Direktor Sommer, Hans 
Mii-re ndorff ;Sanital srat Brink, JaroFiiTth; Der Theater- 
direktor, Hans Sternberg; Der Inspizienl, Hermann 
Picha; Der Conferencier, Andre Pilot. 

"ESCAPE" — Associated Radio Pictures. — 
From the play by John Galsworthy. Directed bv 
Basil Dean. The cast: Matt Dcnant, Sir Gerald du 
Maurier; Girl of the Town, Mabel Poulton; Plain 
Clothes Man, Ian Hunter; Policeman. Edward 
Addison; Fellow Convict, Gordon Harker; Warder, 
S. J. Warmington; Shingled Lady. Edna Best; Judge, 
Horace Hodges; Browning, Lewis Casson; Betty 
Browning, Ann Casson; Grace. Marie Ney; Dora, 
Madeleine Carroll; Parson. Austin Trevor; Constable, 
David Hawthorne; Bellringer, Lawrence Baskcomb. 

" EX-FLAME" — Liberty Productions. — Adapt- 
ed from the novel " Hast Lynne" by Victor Halperm. 
Directed by Victor Halperin. The cast: Sir Carlyle 
Austin, Neil Hamilton; Lady Kilty Austin. Marian 
Nixon; Barbara Lacy, Judith Barric; Beau Winthrop, 


Norman Kerry; Vmberlo, Roland Drew; The Argen- 
tinian, Jose Bohr; Mr. Keith, Q melius Keefe; Lady 
Harriet Austin, May Beatty; Boggins, Snub Pollard; 
Kilmer, Joan Standing; Master Stuart Austin, Billy 

"FAIR WARNING"— Fox.— From the story by 
Max Brand. Screen play by Ernest L. Pascal. 
Directed by Alfred L. Worker. The cast: Whisllin' 
Dan, George O'Brien; Kale Cumberland, Louise 
Huntington; Jim Silent, Mitchell Harris; Lee Haines, 
George Brent; Purvis, Nat Pendleton; Kilduff, John 
Sheehan; Morgan, Erwin Connelly; Tex Colder, 
W T illard Robertson; Mr. Cumberland, Alphonz Ethicr; 
Jordan, Ernest Adams. 

"FLAME OF LOVE. THE"— British Interna- 
tional. — Scenario by Monckton Hoffe. Directed by 
Richard Eichberg. The cast: Haitang, Anna May 
Wong; The Grand Duke, George Schnell; Lieutenant 
Boris Borrisoff, John Longden; Yvetle, Mona Goya; 
Birnbaum, Fred Schwarz; Wang-Hu, J. Leyon. 

"HEADIN' NORTH" — Tiffany Productions. — 
From the story by J. P. McCarthy. Directed by J. 
P. McCarthy. The cast: Jim Curtis, Bob Steele; 

Jack Holt in the uniform he wore 
during the making of "Dirigible." He 
liked it so much he wore it a lot, until 
one day, when he was lunching at the 
"Brown Derby, a lady at a nearby table 
said it was odd elevator men were 
permitted to eat there, too. Jack 
went back to mufti 

Mary Jackson, Barbara Luddy; Snicker, Pern.' Mur- 
dock; Arnold, Walter Shumway; Announcer, Eddie 
Dunn; United Slates Marshal, Fred Burns; Foreman, 
Gordon DeMain; Smith and Smith, Harry Allen and 
Gunnis Davis; Owner of the "Palace," S. S. Simon; 
Old Actor, Jim Welsh; Drunk, Jack Henderson. 

"ILLICIT" — Warners. — From the story by 
Edith Fitzgerald and Robert Riskin. Adapted by 
Harvey Thew. Directed by Archie Mayo. The cast: 
Anne, Barbara Stanwyck; Dick Ives, James Rennie; 
Price Baines, Ricardo Cortez; Georgie, Charles But- 
terworth; Margie, Natalie Moorhead; Dukie, Joan 
Blondell; Mr. Ives, Sr., Claude Gillingwater. 

Productions. — From the story by J. P. McCarthy. 
Adapted by J. P. McCarthy and Bob Quigley. 
Directed by J. P. McCarthy. The cast: Steve O'Xcil, 
Bob Steele; Buckshot, Al. St. John; Sheriff Bcrwer, 
Edward Dunn; Sila Madero. Caryl Lincoln; John 
. Ex-Sheriff, Al Jennings; Martha Evans. Fern 
Emmett; Lopez, Emilio Fernandez; Texas, Noah 
Hendricks; Scnor Madero, C. R. Dufau; Express 
Agent, S. S. Simons. 

"LAST OF THE LONE WOLF"— Columbia.— 
From the story by Louis Joseph Vance. Adapted by 
John T. Neville. Directed by Richard Boleslavsky. 
The cast: Michael Lanyard (the Lone Wolf), Bert 
Lytell; Slefanie. Patsy Ruth Miller; \arril, Lucien 
Prival; Prime Minister, Otto Matiesen; King, Alfred 
Hickman; Queen. Maryland Morne; Camilla. Haley 
Sullivan; Hoffman, James Liddy; Master of Cere- 

monies, Pietro Sosso; Count von Rimpau, Henry 

"LIFE OF THE PARTY. THE"— Warners.— 
From the story by Melville Crossman. Adapted by 
Arthur Caesar. Directed by Roy Del Ruth. The 
cast: Flo. Winnie Lightner; Dot, Irene Delroy; A. J. 
Smith, Jack Wliiting; Col. Joy, Charles Bulterworth; 
M. Le Maire, Charles Judt-ls; Mr. Smith, John 
Davidson; Secretary, Arthur Hoyt. 

"LIGHTNIN' "—Fox.— From the play by Win- 
chell Smith and Frank Bacon. Adapted by S. N. 
Behrman and Sonya Levien. Directed by Henry 
King. The cast: "Lightnin " Bill Jones, Will Rogers; 
Mrs. Jones, Louise Dresser; John Marvin, Joel 
McCrea; Millie Jones, Helen Cohan; Thomas, Jason 
Robards; Sheriff, Frank Campeau; Lent Townsend. 
J. M. Kerrigan; Zeb, Luke Cosgrave; Margaret Davis, 
Ruth Warren; Mrs. Lower, the chiseler, Sharon Lynn; 
Everett Hammond, Walter Percival; Diana, a divorcee, 
Joyce Compton; Mrs. Brooks, Goodee Montgomery; 
Ronald, Diana's Husband, Rex Bell; flapperjiivorcee, 
Roxanne Curtis; Monty Winslow, Phil Tead; Mrs. 
Thatcher, Charlotte Walker; Mrs. Leonard, Blanche 
LeClaire; Mr. Leonard, Bruce Warren; Mrs. Blue, 
Moon Carroll; Mrs. Weeks, Bess Flowers; Mrs. Starr, 
Gwendolyn Faye; Mrs. George, Eva Dennison; Mrs. 
Graham, Betty Alden; Mrs. Young, Lucille Young; 
Mrs. Lord, a divorcee, Natica Nast ; Mrs. Bigg, Betty 
Sinclaire; Walter Lannon, Clerk of the Court, Thomas 

"LION AND THE LAMB, THE"— Columbia.— 
From the story by E. Phillips Oppenheim. Adapted 
by Matt Taylor. Directed by George B. Seitz. The 
cast: Dave, Walter Byron; Inez, Carmel Myers; 
Muggsy, Raymond Hatton; Tottie, Montagu Love; 
Madge, Miriam Seegar; Bert, Charles Gerrard; 
Ruebin, Will Stanton; 1st Lascar, Charles Wildish; 
2nd Lascar, Harry Semels; Lem, Robert Milasch; 
Wister, Yorke Sherwood; Stanton, Sidney Bracy. 

"LOOSE ENDS" — British International. — 
From the play by Dion Titheradge. Directed by 
Norman W'alker. The cast: Malcolm Ferres. Owen 
Nares; Mina Grant, Edna Best; Raymond Carteret, 
Miles Mander; Brenda Fallon, Adrianne Allen; 
Winton Penner, Donald Calthrop. 

"MURDER" — British International. — From 
the story' "Enter Sir John" by Clemence Dane. 
Directed by Alfred Hitchcock. The cast: Sir John, 
Herbert Marshall; Diana Baring. Norah Baring; 
Doucie Markham, Phyllis Konstam; Ted Markham, 
Edward Chapman; Gordon Druce, Miles Mander; 
Handel Fane, Esme Percy; Ion Stewart, Donald 

"NEW MOON"— M-G-M — Book and lyrics by 
Oscar Hammerstein 2nd, Frank Mandel and Laurence 
Schwab. Adapted by Sylvia Thalberg and Frank 
Butler. Directed by Jack Conway. The cast: 
Lieutenant Michael Petroff, LawTence Tibbett; Prin- 
cess Tanya Strogoff, Grace Moore; Governor Boris 
Brusiloff, Adolphe Menjou; Count Strogoff, Roland 
Young; Polkin, Gus Shy; Countess Anastasia Strogoff, 
Emily Fitzroy. 

"OH. FOR A MAN!"— Fox.— From the story by 
Mary F. Watkins. Screen play by Philip Klein and 
Lynn Starling. Directed by Hamilton MacFadden. 
The cast: Carlotta Manson, Jeanette MacDonald; 
Barney McGann, Reginald Denny; Totsy Franklin, 
Marjorie White; Pug Morini, Warren Hymer; Laura, 
Alison Skipworth; Peck, Carlotla's Manager, Albert 
Conti; Frescatti, Bela Lugosi; Costello, Andre Chcron; 
Kerry Stokes, William Davidson. 

"PART TIME WIFE"— Fox. — From the story 
by Stewart Edward White. Screen play by Raymond 
L. Schrock and Leo McCarey. Directed by Leo 
McCarey. The cast: Jim Murdock, Edmund Lowe; 
Mrs. Murdock (Betty Rogers), Leila Hyams; Tommy 
Milligan, Tommy Clifford; Johnny Spence, Walter 
McGrail; Butler, Louis Payne; Caddy Master, Sam 

"PASSION FLOWER"— M-G-M.— From the 
novel by Kathleen Norris. Adapted by Martin 
Flavin. Directed by William DeMille. The cast: 
Dulcie Morado, Kay Francis; Katherine Pringle 
Wallace (Cassy), Kay Johnson; Dan Wallace, Charles 
Bickford; Leroy Pringle. Winter Hall; Antonio 
Morado, Lewis Stone; Mrs. Harney, ZaSu Pitts; 
Tommy, Dickie Moore. 

Travel-Epics. — No cast. 

"RENEGADES" — Fox.— From the novel "Les 
Renegats" by Andre Armandy. Adapted by Jules 
Furthman. Directed by Victor Fleming. The cast: 
Deucalion, Warner Baxter; Eleanore, Myrna Loy; 
Mathwurth, Noah Beery; Vologuine, Gregory Gaye; 
Biloxi, George Cooper; Captain Mordiconi, C. Henry 
Gordon; Sergeant- Major Olson, Colin Chase; The 
Marabout, Bela Lugosi. 

"SEA LEGS" — Paramount. — From the story by 
George Marion, Jr. Directed by Victor Heerman. 
The cast: Searchlight Doyle, Jack Oakie; Hyacinth 

PH0T0P1 w M\i.\/im i uk Jam \h\ , I ! 

NUouche, Eufene Paflrtte; GoftWW i Harry 

i .r.-.n. Adrienne, Lillian Roth I I Val; 

( opium. Albert * onti 

( iirton:AdmiraiO'Sntn,Ch»ilv»SvUon;( ■ •■• ••under, 
I ki> ki-u. 

0T1 \M> V AKI)"- I 
Denniion i lit i Screen pla) b) Carrrtl 
Directed bj William K. Howard. I 

I Imui i i ■«■■; Dakin B Imund 

Lowe; Xandra Lad} Ljuher, Joan B< 

I i ii p; I ' 
.sir Clitre Healhtote, I unladen Hai 
Davi I 1 < tcetia, I 

\rran. Il.illiwill Hob 


I i. .in ii.,- itory by VI ■ M I Edw ir , t Luddy. 

Adapted by < .Jerome Horwin Direct I bj '-' 
I II ally, Hai i 

Slim Summers ill 
Mitchell I 

noni. Stanley Welds: O' Toole II- ■ 
Wlml man, Dick \1 - 

h, T,.in Kenned 

•six ship. THE"— Radio P From 

the -' n* rhompaon i 

,1 by Hugh Herb* rt. Directed b 

Louis Wol- 
Marj Astor; Vtai Keith; 

igh Herbert 
Powell; Dom, Alan ■■■*. Bert Stanley. 

Robert Milton and I i 

Constance Bennett; C 
-hi. lii MacKcnna; Durant, Basil 
Rita La Roy; R 
:n, John Roche; Anna. ZaSti Pitts; 

. 'ndall Lee; Ruih. Murrel Finley; Miss 
Graham, Helen Johnaon; Butler, Fred Walton. 

"SUSPENSE" — Briii-.ii Intkknaimsal. — From 
Patrick MacGill. Directed by Walter 
Summers. The cast: ( aptain II 

. Corporal B 
rosslej ; Pi VI ckej Brai 

'.ma). Percy Parsons; "5cm y, D. 
Haj I', trie; I'n-.ate homos, ri 

"THIRD ALARM. THE "—Tiffany Pa 
>m the story by Emilie John 
tinuity by Frances Hyland and Jack Nan 
,1 by Emory Johnson. The 

lise; Van, James Hall; Beauty, Paul 

I ! ur>t : Pa.: hi Hersholl . lobart 

-rili: Xeela, Mary Doran; 11 ■■ . D"t 

: Mamie. Nita Martan; 

Billings; Uncle, Walter P rry; Matron, Aileen 


"TOL'ABLE DAVID"— Columbia. — From the 
heimer. Contini 

Richard Cromw 
. Mrs. Kinemon, Helen Ware; Esther II 

Kinemon, George Duryea; Amos 
B. Walthall; Hunter Ki> 
Edmund Bi I trbara Bedford; 

llarlon E. Knight; Buaard, Petei 
Call. James Bradbury. Sr.; Doctor, Richard Carlyle. 

"UNDER SUSPICION"— Fooc— From th 

by Tom Barry. Directed by A. F. Eri 

I. Harold Murr.r 
Moran; Doyle, J. M. Kerrigan; Darby, Erwit 
nelly; FreU, Lumsden Hare; 'i 
Brent; Sutanne, Marie Saxon; Marie, K 
Major Manners, Herbert Bunston; Ellen, Vera Gerald. 

"WAR NURSE •-M-G-M.— Based on the anony- 
novel of the same name. Continuity by B 
Gardiner. Directed by Edgar Selwyn. Th 
. Robert Montgomery; Robin, k 
June Walker; Joy, Anita P 
l'itt>: Rosalie, Marie Prevost; Kansas, Helen : 
Matron, He, Ida Hopper; Frank, I 
Nugent; Helen, Martha Sleeper; Doctor, Michael 

National. — From the story by Karl Baldwin. 
Directed bv Edward Cline. The cast: I' 
rd O. Robinson; Polly. Alice Whit 
in, N'eil Hamill Frank McHugh; 

- umway: Mutlins, Brooks Bei 
rt; Helen. Betty Francisco: J 
Harold Goodwin. 

•WITHIX THE LAW— M-G-M.— From the 
by Bayard Veiller. Adapted by Lucien Hub- 
and Charles MacArthur. Directed b 
Mary Turner, Joan (. : 
Carson. Robert Armstrong; Agnes L; . ■■ », Marie 

John Miljai Hale Hamil- 

d Cilder. Purnell B. Pratt; 
Moran; C . rt Emmet' Eddie 

Tyrell Davis; Carney. William Bakewellj Red, 
Bertha, Gwen Lee; II den Morris. 
Isabel Withers. 

"ZWEI HERZEX IM 3-4 TAKT (Two Hearts in 

Walu Tim, Associated Cinemas. — 

Walter R,ich and Fritz Schulz. Directed b- 
Von Bolvary. Th,- cast: Tom Hofer. Walter I 

Mahler. Oscar Karlweiss; 1 idty Mahler, Willy 
Bedi, Gret Theimer: Anni Lohmeier, 
Ser; Theater Pit, - ; srakall: ( 

Karl Etlinger; The Notary, Paul >-: 
a cah drizer, Paul Hoerbiger; Hofer's Busier, August 

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Papa sock mama! This 

tender scene was snapped 

at the Warner Eastern 

Vitaphone Studio, 

where the Norworths 

are at work on 

"The Naggers" 

tudio Rambles 

BANG! And splash! The studio 
stillness is broken by the sound of a 
hot dog, heavily laden with mus- 
tard, being expertly placed in a lady's left eye. The lady 
is Mrs. Jack Norvvorth. Her assailant is Mr. Jack Norworth. 
In the picture, and in real life, they are husband and wife. And 
he gets paid for socking her in the eye with a frankfurter and a 
pint of mustard! Aren't movies wonderful! 

We're visiting some Eastern studios this month. It's about 
time, with picture actors as thickly strewn on the streets of 
New York as skyscrapers. Right now we're at the Warner 
Vitaphone short subject studios in Brooklyn. 

You can taxi out or tunnel out, according to your purse. You 
guessed it the first time. 

I tunneled, in the subway, down under Wall Street, deep under 
the East River, and miles and miles into Brooklyn. All for 
five cents! 

The present Vitaphone Studio is on the site of the old Vita- 
graph Studios, and some of the original buildings are still used. 
There's a lot of film history hovering about the place. There 
are a few people there now who remember the Talmadge girls 
as little, dirty-faced kids who made mud pies out in the yard 
between scenes. Valentino, a comparatively unknown dancer 
then, began his picture career within its walls. But all that's 
another story. 

WE'RE watching a scene for "The Naggers Go Rooting," 
one of a series of short domestic comedies in which the 
Norworths are starring. This one, of course, is about football. 

There must have been a call for extras who own raccoon coats. 
The stand is full of them, excitedly watching an imaginary 

Down in the middle of the second row sit the Norworths. It 
seems that wifey doesn't know what it's all about, but she 
doesn't intend to let that bother her. She makes the game 
more thrilling by yelling "touchdown" and "bravo" in all the 
wrong places. And then she insists on being fed at a crucial 
moment in the game. 

That's too much for the other fans, including hubby. So he 
heaves the hot dog. The fans applaud and howl with glee — 
real howls, not actors' howls. 

If it's as funny on the screen as it was in actuality, you're 
due for a real laugh. 

"Cut! Okay!" snickers Director Alf Goulding. Mrs. 
Norworth gives Mr. a long look which promises revenge, and 
hustles off the set to have her make-up repaired for the next 

-Mr. Norworth, wearing the pleased expression of the cat who 


J3 y VruflCCS lYlSrl has just swallowed the canary, sniffs the 

air and makes a face. It seems it hasn't 
been a totally unmarred pleasure for him. 

He detests the smell of mustard, and this is the real stuff, with 

a rare and penetrating aroma. 

NOW, let's go over to the Paramount Eastern Studios, on 
Long Island, and see what's going on there. They ought 
to be getting toward the end of "The Royal Family" (which 
will be called something else by the time it reaches the screen). 

We're hungry by the time we reach there, so our first stop is 
the lunch room. Ginger Rogers is there, with her mother. 
Ginger's latest picture is finished, so she's just a visitor, too. 
She has to hurry back to Broadway for the matinee of "Girl 
Crazy," a musical comedy in which she is starring. 

We seem to have picked a slow day for our visit. On the set, 
Ina Claire is calling for aspirin and it looks as though not much 
more work will be done today. 

But Ina looks radiant — as fresh as a Billy Haines retort, as 
she rehearses a scene in which she receives a big box of roses 
from an old admirer, and her face reflects all the tender mem- 
ories this romantic gesture has brought back. 

She's evidently a good trouper, for she rehearses and rehearses 
and is still rehearsing as we leave, and I don't think the aspirin 
ever arrived. 

Treading a careful way over coils of wires and around freshly 
painted flats for backgrounds, we almost lose our balance as 
three blood-curdling shrieks ring out. Makes us feel like char- 
acters in a mystery thriller! Tearfully, we clutch the nearest 
protecting male. 

The callous man just laughs at us. "Here she comes," he 
says. And around the corner of the set appears Henrietta 
Crosman, famous actress of the legitimate theater, looking just 
as satisfied with herself as she can be. She's been recording 
screams, and we're here to testify they were good ones. 

We saw "The Royal Family" on the stage a few seasons ago 
and we forget just what part these screams played, but Miss 
Crosman made them sound mighty important. 

TOO bad we missed Freddy March and Mary Brian. They're 
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The last time we saw Mr. March was when "Laughter" was 
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How sensible we women are becom- 
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as much as they wish. We wear short 
sleeves and filmy things when it's hot — 
and now we're going in for cosy winter 
woolens. Even some of the debutantes 
I know are wearing real underwear — 
to be sure it's rabbit's wool, thin as 
silk and more expensive. But it's wool! 
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jaunty housedresses of wool crepe (very 
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How long have you had 

"pink tooth brush ? 

YOU probably don't rtmmhr when you 
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tooth brush. Most people don't go into 
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"'pink" on the brush. 

It's almost inevitable these days — "pink 
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Pale gums, unhealthy gums, bleeding 
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But far more serious than this — "pink 

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The Girl 


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TI I E way that Dorothy Mack- 
aill has fought her way through 
life she might have been Irish, 
instead of North Country 

She has been to war with the small- 
est and the greatest — with everybody 
from her father's housekeeper to 
studio executives. Never once has 
she been afraid to speak her piece, 
when she thought it necessary, and to 
take the consequences. 

She got fighting angry because Zicg- 
feld took her specialty number away 
from her after she had left the "Fol- 
lies" and gone back again. So she'd 
just show Mr. Ziegfeld. She'd show 
him by making a success in pictures. 

She got fighting angry when First 
National Pictures put her in a role she 
knew she couldn't do. She felt it was 
a sappy role. The heroine had to 
stand at a gate and pray that her lover 
would come back to her. Dorothy 
wouldn't do that sort of thing, either 
in real life or on the screen. She said 

The studio wanted to break her 
contract. She sued the studio and 
went to England. The studio cabled 
her that they had written a new 

That isn't what happens to most 
little girls who go to war with big 
business (as witness Janet Gaynor). 
But it happens to girls like Dorothy. 
For she was born with pluck and 

THE fight began when she was 
eleven years old. It was a difficult 
situation for a child. Her mother and 
father were divorced. Dorothy fell 
into the custody of her father. And 
the long succession of housekeepers 
were just so manv thorns in Dorothy's 
side. At the ninth, she revolted, and 
refused to remain at home any longer. 
(Strangely enough, her father married 
this very housekeeper and, when 

Dorothy went to England recently, she found a wealth of 
companionship and understanding from this woman.) 

There was very little money in the family, but Dorothy was 
sent to an expensive school in London. Picture her as she was 
then. A yellow-haired little girl with a North Country accent 
you could serve with a spoon, among the carefully protected, 
well dressed little British snobs. Those children were there 
because it was the place to be. Dorothy wanted something 
else. Her young mind hungered for the knowledge stored up 
in the books upon which the others wasted but a cursory glance. 
Every time she stood up to recite the others tittered dis- 
creetly at her "frightfully amusing" accent. She wouldn't let 
them know how she felt, but nights, alone in her bed, she wept 
bitterly. Yet, that staunch spirit that was eventually to carry 
her over the seas of success was at work within her then. 

SHE found a place as a dancer at the London Hippodrome, 
and then went with a group of English girls to Paris to work 
in a show with Maurice Chevalier. Her father followed her 
there, to bring her back to Hull. Dorothy wouldn't go. She had 
fought too hard for her freedom, and it was sweet. 

It was by the merest chance that she came to America. She 
became one of the glamorous group of beauties known as 
"the Follies girls." Ironically enough, Ziegfeld picked her as 


"If you don't get what you want, fight for 

it!" That's been Dotty Mackaill's slogan 

ever since she was a little girl. Here she 

is, in her fighting togs! 

"the typical American girl." That 
decided her. They should not laugh 
at her accent any longer. She would 
be an American. So she worked — 
and worked hard — to overcome her 
thick speech. She took out citizen- 
ship papers and sent for her mother, 
who is still with her. 

And it was right after this that 
Marshall Neilan offered her a part in 
a picture, which led to her being 
signed by a comedy company for 
eleven two-reelers. Ziegfeld was 
none too pleased. His girls couldn't 
walk out on him like that, so when 
the comedy company failed, as it did 
with one brief gasp, and Dorothy 
went back to show-girling, her 
specialty number was taken away 
from her. 

THE blood of the trouper had 
begun to sing in Dorothy's veins 
and she didn't stop to hurl vitupera- 
tives at a fate which had played her a 
mean trick. Instead, she decided to 
"show 'em." She would make a 
success in pictures! 

She had a long talk with herself 
one morning. Her hair was long and 
golden, and they had been putting 
her in Gish-esque roles. She knew that 
wasn't her type. It was the beauty 
of her hair and not her ability as an 
actress that was keeping her in pic- 
tures. And, if that were the case, 
the offending member must be done 
away with. 

A few simple snips of the scissors — 
and Dorothy emerged a shorn, but 
sophisticated looking young woman. 
On the strength of it she got the name 
role in "Chickie." 

But the fight wasn't over, although 
it seemed simple enough. There was 
a long-term starring contract with 
First National. There was her mar- 
riage to Lothar Mendes, a famous 
director. There was an enormous 
weekly salary coming in. And there 
was, later, her divorce from Mendes. 

She made "Office Wife," and immediately afterwards was 
put in "River's End." 

She knew she couldn't play that role. 

And a couple of days' work on it showed her even more 
clearly that it was not hers. 

EVERYBODY called her foolish. She was, they said, at a 
critical time in her career, as was every other screen star 
just then. 

But Dorothy wasn't to be downed, then nor ever. The studio 
tried to break her contract. 

She sued, and went to England to await the outcome. And 
when she sailed she had no idea what the future would hold 
for her. 

It might mean the finish of her career. 

"Office Wife" was released. It was an instantaneous hit and 
Dorothy was called back, with a new contract, to the home 

There are big plans for her now at First National. 

She has been loaned to Fox for two pictures and, at the 
moment, is doing what is known as "riding on top of the 

And if a game spirit will do it, she'll stay there. 

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W. Griffith has painted the great humanity of a man with a master touch. Walter Huston is 
a majestic Lincoln, (Oct.) 

ADIOS — First National. — Richard Barthelm 
an early California Robin Hood. Colorful and charm- 
ing. You'll like it. (Dec.) 

AFRICA SPEAKS — Columbia.— Interesting trav- 
elogue with animal thrills, considerably dramatized. 
But it has a kick. (Dec.) 

ALONG CAME YOUTH— Paramount.— Just a 

light Charles Buddy) Rogers picture, with laughs 
from Stuart Erwin. Nobody sings, anyway. And 
that's something. (Dec.) 

ANIMAL CRACKERS— Paramount.— The Four 
Marx Brothers, who scored in "The Cocoanuts." turn 
another of their musical shows into a talkie comedy, 
and click again. (Oct.) 

WYBODY'S WOMAN— Paramount.— Ruth 
Chatterton as a hard-boiled burlesque queen. The 
story misses greatness, but the Chatterton-Brook team 
is well worth your money. (Oct.) 

ARE YOU THERE? — Fox. — Beatrice Lillie. 
comedy queen of London, tries hard to be funny as 
a lady detective, but she never quite clicks. Bee 
isn't there, nor is her picture. (Nov.) 

ATLANTIC — British International.— English dia- 
logue may bore you. but the melodrama must have 
been based on the Titanic catastrophe and it affords 
some creditable sea thrills. (Dec.) 

BACK PAY— First National. — Too bad it doesn't 
leave us with pleasanter memories to mark Corinne 
Griffith's retirement from the screen. (Aug.) 

BAD MAN, THE— First National.— Walter Hus- 
ton swaggers through this, making it good entertain- 
ment. (.4 ug.) 

• BAT WHISPERS, THE— United Artists.— 
Daddy of all scare movies, and it's a lulu. 
The cameramen and Chester Morris share first 
honors. (Jan.) 

BIG BOY — Warners. — Al Jolson, mostly in 
blackface, sings generously and cracks funny gags. 
Race-track intrigue made into comedy. (Sept.) 

• BIG HOUSE, THE— M-G-M.— Inspired by 
real life stories of prison riots and intelligently 
rroduced. Chester Morris and Robert Montgomery 
outstanding. (Aug.) 

BIG MONEY— Pathe.— Eddie Quillan's luck at 
cards drags him among the big-time gamblers. But 
it's all a lot of fun and Eddie's fresh wisecracks will 
convulse you. (Jan.) 

• BIG TRAIL, THE— Fox— Now. here's an 
epic! Buffalo hunt, Indians, thrills, pictorial 
beauty. Raoul Walsh's supreme directorial achieve- 
ment. Greater than "The Covered Wagon." John 
Wayne, newcomer, moves right into the star class. 

• BILLY THE KID— M-G-M— Johnny Mack 
Brown gives the show of his life as the boy out- 
law. Not history. But who wants history.' The 
movie's a pip. (Dec.) 

BORDER ROMANCE— Tiffany Prod.— Worth- 
while only because the little Mexican minx, Armida, 
stars. (.-I ug.) 

Sophisticated comedy, cleverly acted by Betty Comp- 
son and Ian Keith. A few dull moments but many de- 
lightful ones, subtly naughty. (Dec.) 

— Sumptuously mounted, Technicolored operetta, but 
slow-paced. (Aug.) 

BRIGHT LIGHTS— First National.— All-Techni- 
color musical extravaganza. You'll like Dorothy 
Mackaill and Frank Fay. (Aug.) 


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BROTHERS— Columbia.— Bert Lytell acts a 
dual r&lc in a mildly effective melodramatic thriller. 

under the title "The Singer of Seville") — Ro- 
mantic story tailored to Ramon Novarro's talents. 
Ramon sings and acts with charm and Dorothy 
Jordan is delightful. (Sept.) 

CAPTAIN APPLEJACK— Warners— All in fun 

— and what fun! A blase young man finds adventure 
among the pirates. Heavy loving between John 
Halliday and Kay Strozzi, with Mary Brian as the 
nice girl. (Nov.) 

CAPTAIN THUNDER— Warners.— A romantic 
bandit rights some wrongs. You know the plot, 
but it's still a lot of fun. Victor Varconi is the dash- 
ing Captain and Fay Wray airs her cute Spanish 
accent. (Nov.) 

CAT CREEPS, THE — Universal.— Your old 
friend, "The Cat and the Canary," now a talkie. 
Shivers and thrills! A wow scare-movie. Neil Hamil- 
ton leads a great cast. (Dec.) 




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CHARLEY'S AUNT— Columbia.— The old farce 
is still funny. Charles Ruggles makes it worth seeing 
again. (Jan.) 

tures. — Amos n' Andy materialize on the 
screen, with Kingfish and the Fresh Air Taxi! Dis 
am entertainment! (Dec.) 


Universal. — Charlie Murray and George Sidney. A 
scream from start to finish. (Jan.) 

COLLEGE LOVERS— First National.— The old 
football stuff, even if the hero doesn't make a last 
minute touchdown. Jack Whiting and Marian Nixon 
are the lovers. (Nov.) 

COMMON CLAY— Fox.— Interesting dramatic 
talkie from the old stage play, with a "Madame X" 
type of plot. Constance Bennett stars. (Sept.) 

Hoot Gibson falls in love with a radio voice. A 
weak-sister for Hoot. (Jan.) 

CONSPIRACY— Radio Pictures.— Bessie Love's 
talents are lost in this. Reminds us of the senior 
class play I (Sept.) 

COSTELLO CASE,— Sono Art— James Cruze. — 
The sweethearts are suspected of murder again. 
Tom Moore is the wise copper. Pretty obvious 
melodrama. (Jan.) 

DANGER LIGHTS— Radio Pictures.— You'll be 
all over the seat during the wild ride into Chicago. 
with Robert Armstrong at the throttle and Louis Wol- 
heim dying in a coach behind. (Oct.) 

Proving that mere "cuteness" doesn't make a picture. 
This one needs a story- Helen Kane is Nan. (Sept.) 

• DAWN PATROL, THE— First National.— 
Nary a woman in this. Barthelmess, Doug, 
Jr., and Neil Hamilton in powerful war picture with 
thrills a-plenty! (Sept.) 

DERELICT — Paramount. — Big Boy Bancroft and 
William (stage) Boyd fight a grand fight. And there 
are lots of storms at sea. Why sorry' about the storv? 

DEVIL WITH WOMEN, A — Fox — (Reviewed 
under the title "On the Make")— A McLaglen formula 
picture, with Vic the usual swaggering, lovable 
bully. Mona Maris is lovely. (Sept.) 

You) — AAFA-Tobis. — Though it's in German, you 
needn't understand the language to enjoy this sweet 
love story. (Jan.) 


— Heigh ho, the husband and wife quarrel and make 
up! Lew Cody is the only bright spot. (Dec.) 

DIXIANA — Radio Pictures. — Everett Marshall 
:rom the Metropolitan Opera adds voice and person- 
ality to a charming operetta. Bebe Daniels at her 
best. (A ug.) 

Ayres as a gangster with a Napoleonic complex. 
Lew is great. The picture's pretty good. {Nov.) 

DOUGH BOYS— M-G-M— An evening of laughs. 
Sad-faced Buster Keaton wanders through some of 
the funniest gags ever. (Oct.) 


Artists. — Passion? Well, hardly. Norma Talmadge 
gives a hint of her old fire, but loses in the fight 
against long, artificial speeches. Conrad Nagel and 
William Farnum are excellent. (Nov.) 

DUMBBELLS IN ERMINE— Warners.— Prize- 
fights and love. Robert Armstrong, Jimmy Gleason, 
and Beryl Mercer. Lots of fun. (Aug.) 

EAST IS WEST— Universal.— Lupe Velez plays 
Ming Toy. Edward G. Robinson isChinalown Charlie. 
They should have made the old play convincing, but 
something went wrong. (Dec.) 

ESCAPE— Associated Radio Pictures.— An Eng- 
lish talkie about an escaped prisoner. Far too 
talkie. (Jan.) 

EX-FLAME— Liberty Productions. — Your old 
friend "East Lynne" dressed up in modern clothes 
and played by Norman Kerry and Marian Nixon. 
Old-fashioned and unconvincing. (Jan.) 

EXTRAVAGANCE— Tiffany Productions.— Fash- 
ions and passions blended in a display that will make 
the audience gasp. Don't take Junior. (Dec.) 

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and Phillips Holmes? 

Don't they re-issue some Valentino films? 

Doesn't Greta Garbo make more pictures? 

Doesn't someone tell Jeanette MacDonald 
that simplicity is the keynote to chic? 

Did they let Charles Farrell play 

Don't we see more of Leila Hyams and 
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Doesn't Clara Bow quit using so much 
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GARBOMANIA is raging through- 
out the country this month and 
cries of "One Garbo — all the rest 
are imitation!" deluge the fan mail. 
Marlene Dietrich catches numerous 
bouquets for her good work in "Morocco" 
and the picture is well liked, but, you 
win, Greta, on this month's mail. Now, 
bring on "Inspiration!" 

Raoul Walsh can take bows for giving 
"The Big Trail" to a public weary of 
drawing room dramas, and the fans want 
to see more of John Wayne, the stalwart 

No one can sing a theme song like 
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Prince Charming. But, say the fans, he 
deserves more beautiful leading women. 

The "It" girl has been wronged, ac- 
cording to countless correspondents. 
She should be taken out of the Navy and 
given better stories and less publicity. 
As if they could stop publicity on Clara! 

William Haines is a runner-up with 
Novarro for popularity this month and 
Marie Dressier gets honorable mention 
for her fine characterization in "Min and 
Bill." Everybody likes Mitzi Green in 
"Tom Sawyer," Fredric March in 
"Laughter," Kay Francis in "The Vir- 
tuous Sin," Eddie Cantor in "Whoopee" 
and Ann Harding in anything, and there 
are loud wails for more pictures for the 

Give 'em some Westerns! 

convinces me that my seeing the picture is 
an absolute necessity. 

Miss Florence M. L. Durnin 

In Re Mr. Tully 

Louisville, Ky. 

TF M-G-M had to put Mr. Tully in pictures 
•*■ because of the publicity he caused by 
flooring Mr. Gilbert in a scrap some time 
ago, why didn't they start him out in a 
"short" or still better, let him make up part 
of a newsreel? 

Fred Young 

Fie! for Shame! 

Brooklyn, N. Y. 

"K/TISS DIETRICH has come too late. 
Ivlw/e worship only one idol and she is 

We resent the intrusion of this Marlene 

There is no place for her in our hearts. 

We do not want her. 

M. Harrington 

Cheers for Marlene 

New York City, X. Y. 

"\ AY highest praise goes to Marlene Diet- 
■*•»■•■ rich for her superb handling of the 
part in "Morocco." She is Greta Garbo, 
but with greater vigor; she is Jeanne Eagels, 
but with more warmth and emotion. 

Her ability must have acted in some 

mysterious way upon Gary Cooper. For 

once he really acted, not just posed in his 

customary strong and silent he-man fashion. 

Florence Lipkin 

More Talkies for Tots 

Coleman, Texas 

T\ THY can't we have more moving pic- 
v ^' tures for the children? "Tom Saw- 
yer" is the first "kids" picture that has been 
made in a long time. 

What with drawing room dramas drip- 
ping with English accents and epigrams, 
musical comedies with undressed chorines 
and murder mysteries, I should imagine the 
kids have a poor time of it. 

Leah Bodine Drake 
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Harold Bell Wright standby, in its tulkn dress, is 
cumbersome movie stuff. (Oct.) 

FAIR WARNING— Fnx.-George O'Brien as the 
honest Western lad who slays the wicked villain and 
wins the girl. (Jan.) 

• FATHER'S SON— First National.— A simple 
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Rich, Leon Janney. Here are actors — and a notable 
film. (Dec.) 

• FEET FIRST— Paramount.— Harold Lloyd 
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shriek and squeal. (Dec.) 

FLAME OF LOVE, THE— British International. 
— Anna May Wong as a Chinese vamp in Russia. 
Hut it really matters very little. (Jan,) 

FLIRTING WIDOW, THE— First National.— 
Dorothy Mackaill scores a bull s-eyc in this clever 
comedy, in a part that suits her to a couple of T's. 

FOLLOW THE LEADER— Paramount.— Ed 

Wynn's a howl in this dandy transcription of his stage 
hit, "Manhattan Mary." A musical comedy, but 
it.- a honey. (Dec.) 

FOLLOW THRU— Paramount.— All-Technicolor 
golf musical comedy, and all good, fast entertain- 
ment. Nancy Carroll and Charles Rogers. (Sept.) 

FOR THE DEFENSE— Paramount.— Bill Powell 
as a criminal lawyer who lets love interfere with busi- 
ness and lands in prison. Kay Francis the girl who 
waits for him. Good. (Sept.) 

FOUND— Ralph P. King Productions.— Australia 
sponsored this travel film. It's excellent, except for a 
goofy ending. (Dec.) 

tional. — Ann Harding gives zest to the old Belasco 
drama. Fine support and a surprise finale. (A ug.) 

GOING WILD — First National. — Remember 
Doug MacLean in "Going Up"? This is a revival, 
with Joe E. Brown as the funny fellow who is mis- 
taken for an aviator. Some laughs and some dull 
spots. (Nov.) 

GOLDEN DAWN— Warners.— Vivienne Segal in 
all-Technicolor operetta. Dull. (Oct.) 

GOOD INTENTIONS— Fox.— Crave excite- 
ment? See Eddie Lowe as a master-crook in love with 
a high-society lass. (A ug.) 

GOOD NEWS— M-G-M — College run rampant, 
and set to music. Bessie Love, Stanley Smith and 
Lola Lane. [A ug.) 

GORILLA, THE— First National.— A goodish 
enough thriller — but it's been dolefully slowed down 
for the screen. Frisco, Broadway funnyman, is less 
funny than usual. (Nov.) 

• GRUMPY — Paramount. — Grand entertain- 
ment. Cyril Maude's screen debut, in his fa- 
in jus stage portrayal of a lovable old crab. (Aug.) 

• HALF SHOT AT SUNRISE— Radio Pictures. 
— Who said "depression"? Co A W O L with 
Wheel, r and Woolsey in Paris. The most rollicking 
nonsensi ever devised. (Nov.) 

HEADIN" NORTH— Tiffany Productions.— Bob 
Steele with his horse-, cowboy suit and a coupla guns. 
A sizzling hot Western. (Jan.) 

HEADS UP— Paramount.— Charles (Ex-Buddy) 
Rogers in a pleasant little musical comedy about a 

dashing coast guardsman. Not historic — except that 
Buddy smokes his first cigarette! (Dec.) 

HELL'S ANGELS— Caddo Prod.— Three years 
and $4,000,000 were invested in this. Worth seeing — 
but $4,000,000 worth? (Aug.) 

HELL'S ISLAND— Columbia.— The Jack Holt- 
Ralph Craves team turns out a slam-bang picture of 
love, hate and friendship in the Foreign Legion. 

• HER MAN — Pathe. — "He was her man, but 
he done her wrong" — I'rankie and her erring 
Johnnie further immortalized on celluloid in the in- 
teresting persons of Helen Twelvetrees and Phillips 
Holmes. (Nov.) 

HER WEDDING NIGHT— Paramount.— Clara. 
the Bow, en negligee in Paris. Bedrooms and boy 
friends. Light, but quite cute. (Dec.) 

• HOLIDAY— Pathe.— Ann Harding as a poor 
little rich girl, Mary Astor and a perfect cast 
make a splendid picture. (Aug.) 

HOT CURVES— Tiffany Prod.— Not what the 
title might indicate, unless you know your baseball 
vernacular. (A ug.) 

HOT HEIRESS, THE— First National.— A mil- 
lionaire's daughter on the make for a steel riveter, 
poor but virile. Loads of fun. Ben Lyon's the gent, 
and what a cutie is Ona Munson! (Dec.) 

• ILLICIT — Warners. — Another triumph for 
Barbara Stanwyck, who plays a modern 
maiden who wants love without marriage. A dar- 
ing film, strong and moving. (Jan.) 

INSIDE THE LINES— Radio Pictures— Old style 
war stuff, with spies, secret service, trick Hindus, and 
a love in wartime theme. Betty Compson and Ralph 
Forbes. (Sept.) 

JAZZ CINDERELLA, THE— Chesterfield.— Poor 
girl captures rich boy. Myrna Loy and Jason Ro- 
bards do as well as they can, wliich isn't much. (Dec.) 

• JUST IMAGINE— Fox.— Life in 1980! Mad 
buffoonerv. funny, ironic and different. El 
Brendel heads the dandv cast. Top entertainment. 

tions. — Sally O'Neii is the colleen. Save your monev. 

• KISMET— Fir- 1 National.— Distinguished 
(in skinner make- hia talkie bow. Beautiful 
fantasy, but fantasy. (Dec.) 

LADIES IN LOVE— Hollywood Pictures, Inc.— 
Let's not talk about this one. (Aug.) 

• LADY'S MORALS, A— M-G-M.— Introduc- 
ing (.race Moore, young and beautiful Ml tro- 
politan Opera prima donna. A lovely voice and a 
charming story, based on the life of Jenny Lind. 
Reginald Denny is fine opposite the star. (Dec.) 

LADY SURRENDERS, A— Universal— Marital 
subtly and delightfully described by Conrad 
Nagel, Genevieve Tobin, Rose Hobart and Basil 
Rathbone. A charming picture. (Dec.) 

LADY WHO DARED, THE— First National.— 
Billie Dove in an aged and faltering story about a dip- 
lomat's wife who gets in a mess with blackmailers. 

Productions. — A Bob Steele Western. Hard ridin', 
and that's all there is to it. (Jan.) 

LAST OF THE DUANES— Fox.— Even if you're 
not a Western fan you'll like this. George O'Brien 
stars. (Sept.) 

LAST OF THE LONE WOLF— Columbia.— The 
perennial Lone Wolf in the person of ageless Bert 
Lytell. After much rushing about, Bert preserves the 
queen's fair name! It all happens in mythical 

Saxonia. (Jan.) 

• LAUGHTER— Paramount— Nancy Carroll 
and Fredric March in love — with a millionaire 
husband in the background. A bewitching picture. 

Sec it. (Dec.) 

LAWFUL LARCENY— Radio Pictures.— Bebe 
Daniels and Lowell Sherman in sophisticated melo- 
drama that you'll like. (Sept.) 

LEATHERNECKING— Radio Pictures.— An- 
other musical romance, but you'll roll with laughter 
while a rare cast of funsters do their stuff. (Oct.) 


Paramount. — The French version of "Slightly 
Scarlet," with M. Adolphe Menjou and Mile. Claud- 
ette Colbert in the leads. Made for the French, but 
interesting to Americans, too. (Nov.) 

LET US BE GAY— M-G-M.— Norma Shearer in 
another swell sophisticated drama, with Marie Dress- 
ier, Gilbert Emery and Rod La Rocque. (A ug.) 

Winnie Lightner roughhouses in high class Techni- 
color and Havana's fast set. What laughs! (Jan.) 

• LIGHTNIN'— Fox.— Don't miss this, for it's 
Will Rogers at his best. A real story about 
the Nevada divorce mill, a fine cast, brilliant di- 
rection. And the choicest Rogers observations. 
What more could you ask? (Jan.) 

Photoplays Reviewed in the Shadow Stage This Issue 

Save this magazine — refer to the criticisms before you pic\ out your evening's entertainment. Ma\e this your reference list. 


Anybody's Girl — Columbia 118 

Bachelor Father, The— M-G-M 55 

E\-Mistress — Warners 55 

Blue Angel, The — UFA-Paramount. . . . 53 
Chiselers of Hollywood — Willis Kn t 

Production 118 

Cimarron — Radio Pictures .54 

Command Performance, The — Tiffany- 

Cruze Productions 119 

Criminal Code, The — Columbia 5*2 

Dancers, The — Fox 118 

1 )a\vn Trail, The— Columbia 120 

Devil to Pay, The — United Artists- 
Sam Goldwyn r<2 

Devil's Battalion, The — Radio Pictures. 53 


Fast and Loose — Paramount 120 

Fighting Caravans — Paramount 118 

For the Love O' Lil— Columbia 1 20 

Free Love — Universal 118 

Great Meadow, The— M-G-M 53 

Hate Ship, The— British International. 120 
Hook, Line and Sinker — Radio Pictures 55 

Inspiration — M-G-M 54 

Just Like Heaven — Tiffany Productionsl 19 
Madonna of the Streets — Columbia. ... 119 

Men Without Law — Columbia 119 

Only Saps Work — Paramount 55 

Phantom of the Desert, The — Syndicatel20 
Princess and the Plumber, The — Fox 55 
Rango — Paramount 54 

Short Subjects of the Month 84 

Reaching for the Moon — United Artists 54 

Reducing— M-G-M 118 

Right to Love, The — Paramount 54 

Royal Bed, The — Radio Pictures 54 

Royal Family of Broadway, The — 

Paramount 52 

Scandal Sheet — Paramount 55 

Sous les Toits de Paris (Under the 

Roofs of Paris)— Tobis 120 

Two Worlds— British International 120 
Under Montana Skies — Tiffany Pro- 
ductions 120 

Westward Bound — Syndicate 119 

Wild Men of Kalihari — Travel Film. . . . 120 
YellowMask.The-British International 120 


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How a second meeting 
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Brief Reviews of Current Pictures 


• LILIOM — Fox.— A fi'v- picture mark-; the 
screen debut of a -irikin« young enn 

. Rose Hubart. Charles Farrell is an en 
I.ihom, but he never seems quite at home without 
his Janet. (Nov.) 

gangster story supposed to be good clean fun. It's 
clean, anyway. Miriam Seegar, Carmel Myers and 

Walter Byron arc the principals. (Jan.) 

LITTLE ACCIDENT, THE— Universal.— The 
Stage play was funny and a hit, and so is the talkie. 
Dotlglas Fairbanks, Jr., has a grand part. Anita 
Page plays feminine lead. (Sept.) 

LITTLE CAESAR— First National*— Don't decide 
you're fed up on underworld movies before you've 
seen this one. It's worth it. thanks to brilliant work 
by Edward G. Robinson and Doug, Jr. (Dec.) 

LONE RIDER, THE— Columbia.— Slow-moving. 
Western. Best work done by Buck Jones' horse, 
Silver. (Sep!.) 

LONESOME TRAIL, THE— Syndicate Pictures. 
— Plenty of action in this Western. Charles Delaney 
is the hero and Virginia Brown Faire, the rancher's 
daughter. Kids will love it. (Nov.) 

LOOSE ENDS -British International. — The 
British have a go at a problem drama. Weak and 
wordy. (Jan.) 

LOTTERY BRIDE, THE— United Artists.— The 
thrill of this one is Jeanette MacDonald. who goes in 
for histrionics in a big way. And the music is grand. 

mount. — Clara Bow gets much too cute in this luke- 
warm musical comedy. (Sept.) 

LOVE IN THE RING— Terra Productions— Max 
Schmeling's made-in-Germany movie, before he won 
the title. As an actor, he's a good fighter. (Oct.) 

LOVE IN THE ROUGH— M-G-M.— Golf, ro- 
mance, slap-stick and music. You'll like it if you 
don't take it too seriously. (Oct.) 

LOVE RACKET, THE— First National.— The de- 
pressing spectacle of pretty Dorothy Mackaill buried 
alive under a heavy dramatic role. (Oct.) 

LOVE TRADER, THE— Tiffany Productions.— 

I-eatrice Joy, blonde and beautiful, in a seductive 
Hawaiian locale. See it for Leatrice. (Dec.) 

• MADAM SATAN— M-G-M.— Another lavish 
DeMille spectacle. A dull wife acquires a French 
accent and risque clothes to win back her husband. 
You'll enjoy Kay Johnson and Reginald Denny. (Oct.) 

Gary Cooper and June Collyer, both splendid in a war 
picture with a Western title. (A ug.) 

• MANSLAUGHTER— Paramount.— The si- 
lent version was great in its day, but the talkie 
is a boost for vocalized films. Fine emotional drama 
played by Fredric March and Claudette Colbert. 

MAN TO MAN — Warners. — (Reviewed under the 
title "Barber John's Boy.") A father returns to lace 
his son after eighteen years in prison. Grant Mitchell 
and Phillips Holmes are good, but the picture isn't 
always convincing. (Dec.) 

MAN TROUBLE— Fox— Underworld stuff, but 
not too depressing. Milton Sills sensational as a 
gangster and Dorothy Mackaill plavs appcalingly. 

MAYBE IT'S LOVE— Warners.— Maybe it's love. 
but it isn't college. Gridiron seems are good. Joan 
Bennett and James Hall provide the love. (Oct.) 

MEDICINE MAN, THE— Tiffany Productions — 
Pretty good hokum, but you lould afford to miss it. 

MEN OF THE NORTH— M-G-M.— (Reviewed 
under the title "Monsieur Le Fox.") Just another 
story of the Northwest. (Oct.) 

MIDNIGHT MYSTERY— Radio Pictures.— A 
I radical joker starts something he can't finish. Betty 
Compson and Lowell Sherman. (Aug.) 

MIN AND BILL— M-G-M.— A tragic story stu- 
pidly gagged up with slapstick. However, Marie 
Dressier and Marjorie Rambeau are grand actrcs.-es. 

MISBEHAVING LADIES— First National.— The 
gags have whiskers, but you'll laugh at them, and 
1 ouise Fazcnda is the reason. (Nov.) 


• MOBY DICK — Warners. —Captain Ahah's 
vengeful search for the white whale, Mat y DU k, 

is full of thrills. John Barrymoie plays the same role 
as in the silent "Sea Beast.'' Don't miss this. (Oct.) 

• MONTE CA RLO — Paramount. — Witty, pi- 
quant operetta in the best Lubitsch manner. 
Jeanette MacDonald sings gloriously. (Oct.) 

• MOROCCO — Paramount. — The new German 
enchantress, Marlene Dietrich, will stir up a 
storm. And Gary Cooper is a gorgeous Foreign Le- 
gionnaire. Hot stuff, this. (Dec.) 

MOTHERS CRY— First National.— A best seller 
turned into a good picture, chiefly by the superb act- 
ing of Dorothy Pi terson as the mother. (Dec.) 

MURDER — British International. — Smart and 
entertaining mystery drama with a travelling stock 
company as the background and a first-rate amateur 
detective. (Jan.) 

NAUGHTY FLIRT, THE— First National.— Alice 
White as an heiress pursued by fortune-hunters. 
Speedy action, peppy dialogue, gorgeous clothes. First- 
rate entertainment. (Oct.) 

Producer Announcements 

of j\ew Pictures 

and Stars 

While all good advertising is news, 
we consider producer advertising 
of particular interest to our read' 
ers. With this directory you easily 
can locate each announcement: 

Columbia Pictures . . . Page 109 
Educational Pictures . . . Page 107 
First National Pictures . . Page 1 1 

Fox Film Page 9 

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer..Page 105 
Paramount Pictures . . . Page 4 
Warner Brothers .... Page 7 

• NEW MOON— M-G-M.— Music drama of the 
first rate, with the greatest singing combina- 
tion on the screen. Metropolitan Opera's Lawrence 
Tibbett and Grace Moore. Color, drama, beauty, 
melody combine in a real musical smash. (Jan.) 

NIGHT WORK— Pathe — Eddie Quillan stars in 
a nice comedy drama that goes a bit melodramatic. 

NUMBERED MEN— First National.— Fair enter- 
tainment. From the stage play, "Jailbreak." (Aug.) 

• OFFICE WIFE, THE — Warners. — Dorothy 
Mackaill is the girl wdio starts out to vamp her 
employer, played by Lewis Stone, and ends by falling 
in love with him. A sophisticated, but human and 
convincing story. (Oct.) 

OH, FOR A MAN!— Fox.— A bright and merry 
far e about a grand opera star who loves a burglar. 
Reginald Denny's the burglar, and Jeanette Mac- 
Donald is the song-bird who falls for him. (Jan.) 

OH SAILOR BEHAVE— Warners.— Lowell Sher- 
man is a swell comedy prince. Otherwise it's not so 
good, dramatically or musically. (Sept.) 

• OLD ENGLISH— Warners— Don't miss it. 
George Arliss is perfect. If you liked "Dis- 
raeli" you'll rave about this one. (Sept.) 

• ONE HEAVENLY NIGHT— United Artists. - 
(Reviewed under title "The Queen of Scan- 
dal.") A musical, but a hit. England's Evelyn Lave 
is charming and Texas' John Boles in grand voice. 

ONE MAD KISS— Fox.— Don Jose Mojica. young 
operatic tenor, and Mona Maris afford entertainment 
for a satisfactory evening. (Oct.) 

ONE NIGHT AT SUSIE'S— First National.— 

One night at Susie? is enough of this sort of thing. 
Billie Dove plays a chorine. (Sept.) 

• ON YOUR BACK— Fox.— Irene Rich in 
gorgeous clothes, as a fashionable New York 
modiste, is splendid in an interesting picture. (Sept.) 

OTHER TOMORROW, THE— First National- 
Gorgeous Billie Dove in the usual love triangle. Just 
so-so. (Aug.) 

must see Joan Crawford in those lace step-ins! 
Swell box-office picture, with Anita Page, Robert 
Montgomery and some more popular youngsters. 


OUTSI DE THE LAW— Universal.— Too much di- 
alogue and too little action. (Oct.) 

• OUTWARD BOUND— Warners.— A ship sets 
sail. Eight characters are on board. All are 
dead — bound for the Hereafter. A daring picture, 
finely produced and acted by Doug Fairbanks, Jr.. 
Helen Chandler, Leslie Howard. For adults. (Nov.) 

• PAID— M-G-M.— (Reviewed under the Utle 
"W'thin the Law") — Just wait until you see 
Joan Crawford in this powerful dramatic rdle ! The 
story is absorbing and Joan is simply grand. (Jan.) 

PARADISE ISLAND— Tiffany Productions.— 
This struggles along in a South Sea Island setting. 

PARDON MY GUN— Pathe.— A Western comedy 
with not a dull moment. Two champion juvenile 
trick riders and ropers outdo Will Rogers. (Sept.) 

PART TIME WIFE— Fox— Hokum, but enter- 
taining. Eddie Lowe makes grand work of a funny 
r61e and little Tommy "Song o' My Heart" Clifford 
is a natural. (Jan.) 

PASSION FLOWER— M-G-M— Charles Bick- 
ford, Kay Johnson and Kay Francis form the good 
old eternal triangle. Interesting people in a good 

film. (Jan.) 

PAY OFF, THE— Radio Pictures.— Lowell Sher- 
man as a dress-suit crook in a smart, sophisticated 
crook drama. It's a pip. (Nov.) 

Epics. — The ex-governor of Pennsylvania took some 
interesting pictures of a South Seas cruise. No studio 

faking in this one. (Jan.) 

PLAYBOY OF PARIS— Paramount.— Chevalier 
deserves better than this light farce, which is amus- 
ing onlv in spots. And only two songs from Maurice! 

QUEEN HIGH — Paramount. — An' ace musical 
comedy with laughs, lilting tunes and pretty girls. 

• RAFFLES— United Artists.— Ronald Colman, 
as an English gentleman-thief, charms even 
while he cops the jools. A talkie that moves, and 
entertainingly! (Sept.) 

RAIN OR SHINE— Columbia.— Joe Cook's talkie 
debut. A circus story' with a punch finish. (Oct.) 

RECAPTURED LOVE— Warners.— A bright 
little picture. You'll probably like it. (Aug.) 

REMOTE CONTROL— M-G-M— Billy Haines 
as a radio announcer. A great chance for laughs and 
they haven't been overlooked. (Dec.) 

RENEGADES— Fox.— Warner Baxter in an ex- 
citing story of the Foreign Legion, with Myrna Loy 
as the feminine spy. (Ja n.) 

RENO— Sono Art— World Wide.— Ruth Roland's 
screen comeback. She looks beautiful but her acting 
is hopelessly old-fashioned. If there was a story, it 
got lost in the making. (Sept.) 

RIGHT OF WAY, THE— First National.— Starts 
out well but toward the end you may wish you'd 
stayed home. (Aug.) 

RIVER'S END — Warners. — A lusty Curwood he- 
story, with Charles Bickford in a dual r61e. (Dec.) 

ROAD TO PARADISE— First National— Twin 
sisters are at it again, complicating movie plots. Lo- 
retta Young plays both girls, one a crook, the other a 
wealthy and noble young lady. (Oct.) 



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The screen players have learned the value of correct skin care. Here, Virginia Bruce demonstrates some of the steps 

to guard the complexion against winter winds 

Your Mid-Winter Complexion 

HAVE you ever shunned your mirror because you didn't 
want to know the things it told you about your com- 
plexion? That method is all right to keep up your 
vanity, but it doesn't solve anything. 
I know. I've tried it, too. And it made me think of the 
famous jingle that goes something like this: 

" As a beauty I am not a star, 
There are others more handsome by far. 
But, my face, I don't mind it 
For I keep behind it — 
The people in front get the jar! " 

Too many of us go around jarring "the people in front" in 
mid-winter. We're busy, and we let cold winds do their worst. 
When chapped lips, reddened hands and ''sandpaper'' com- 
plexions make us too uncomfortable, we begin our feeble at- 
tempts to undo the mischief. How much better it would be to 
prevent it! 

Some of us try to, but we don't know the right way. 

For instance, Phyllis writes that there isn't enough cold 
cream in the world to keep her skin from drying out at the first 
breath of winter. But then she adds this teljtale paragraph: 

" I have been dieting for a year, 
leaving out butter and other fats 
almost entirely. Do you think 
that could have anything to do 
with the excessive drvness of my 
skin?" (Doll) 

MRS. II. M. says: 

I can't use 
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because the grease comes right 
out again, through the powder. 
I wash with soap and warm water 
night and morning, but my face 
is chapped and sore from the be- 
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Is there anything you can suggest 
to help me?" 

Joan Betty's greatest problem 
is that skating brings the roses to 
her cheeks and she doesn't like 
that at all -they "spoil her pale 
type"! Essie complains because 
no amount of outdoor exercise 
gives her lasting color, and she 
thinks a girl as healthy as she is 
shouldn't have to get all her 
rouge out of boxes and jars. 

Marcella writes: "I thought I 
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soft for more than a day at a time. And I do try. Perhaps my 
method is wrong." 

Winter winds stimulate the circulation and are tonic to the 
healthy skin. But excessive cold and the lowered humidity are 
drying and sometimes irritating to a sensitive complexion. So 
some extra precautionary measures must be taken. 

THAT doesn't necessarily mean that you have to use a quan- 
tity of preparations or give yourself elaborate, time-taking 
beauty treatments. 

Yours may be the type of skin that requires only the simplest 
care to keep it in splendid condition, even in the most trying 

Most of us are willing to stay up an extra few minutes at 
night, doing healing things to repair the day's ravages. We 
have learned their value. And even five minutes in the morning 
will give your skin the protective care it needs. 

The first thing to look to, of course, is your general health. 

Exercise, some of it outdoors in the sunshine, balanced by 

enough rest and sleep; lightweight clothing that is warm 

enough to keep the body from chilling; normal diet; plenty of 

fluids — these have an enormous effect on the condition of the 

skin. Add to them scrupulous 
external cleanliness. 

IF you are dieting over-strenu- 
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bound to suffer from a lack of 
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wrinkled. All the lubricants can't 
go from the outside in, and no 
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an already chapped face with soap 
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H. M. does. She will get better 
results by leaving the soap and 
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or plain, tepid water, followed by 
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Photoplay Magazine rot I unr, 1931 


Every Screen Star in Wollywood 

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Loretta Young, real name 
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Citv. and is just eighteen. 

S feet, J } 2 inches tall; 
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Grace Moore was born in 
Tennessse. She has blonde 
hair and blue eyes. Her first 
stage hit was scored in "The 
Music Box Revue." She is 

A BLONDE meteor — that's Grace Moore. From singing in 
a choir in a Tennessee town to the New York musical comedy 
stage as her course, she rose to the heights of the Metropolitan 
Opera. Now her gorgeous voice is heard in M-G'M pictures 


f I ^HERE'S a new sparkle to this familiar jewel of a girl. Now 

-*- that Janet Gaynor's busy on the Fox lot again, she's happier 

than she's been in a long time. And why not? She has one of the 

greatest parts of her career in "The Man Who Came Back"! 

Janet Gamer was born tn 
Philadelphia, Oct 6. 1906. She 
is 5 feet tall weighs 96, has 
auburn hair, brown rjrc». She 
mamed Lydell Peck m the fall 
of 1929 






Ann Harding was born at 
Ft. Sam Houston, Tex. She 
is 5 feet, 2; weighs 106, has 
ash blonde hair and blue eyes. 
Her husband is Harry Ban- 
nister, actor 

THE movies' quest for the Golden Girl ended when Ann 
Harding was captured from the stage. A sensational success 
since "Holiday," with a good husband, a beautiful little daughter 
and a happy home in the hills above Hollywood — what a woman! 






HE'S come fast and far, this young Phillips Holmes, since 
Paramount signed him two years ago. Beginning his bnl 
liant work opposite Nancy Carroll in "The Devil's Holiday." Phil 
has moved from hit to hit. In "Stolen Heaven" with Nancy 

Phil'.sps Holmes, wn of 1 
Holmes, was born ir. 
Rapids, Mxrh .. July 22. 1909 
He has blond hair and blue 
Phil is one of tho.-e 
eligible bachelors 





Carole Lombard was born in 
Ft. Wayne, Ind., about 23 
years ago. She is 5 feet, 2 
inches tall; has golden hair 
and blue eyes. In "Fast and 
Loose" and "Ladies' Man" 

JANE PETERS came to Hollywood in 1925, seeking fame and 
fortune in pictures. Her path led through Sennett comedies 
to bigger parts in features. Today, as Carole Lombard, she's 
doing mighty well in Paramount talkies, and well on her way! 


s Original Models 
over Gossard Foundations 

Howord Greer, formerly as 
sooaied with Pout Poiret 
and Captain Molyneo 
Paru, stoned his own shop 
in Hollywood in 1927 Mr 
Greer designs gowns for 
famous movie stors as well 
as the socially prominent 
women of California and 
society celebrities spending 
their playtime at California 

Just as the famous designer, Howard Greer, creates his best designs ove r 
Gossard foundations, fashionable women appear at their smartest when 
they wear a Gossard moulding foundation under their frocks. The photo- 
graph shows a Greer gown of pale blue crepe and one of Gossard*s 
"MisSimplicity" combinations of peach satin and lace. The diagonal "cross- 
pull" of the straps that burton in back, mould the figure to fashionable lines. 

Model 6658 

The H.W. Gossard Co., Division of Associated Apparel Industries, Int., Chicago, New York, Son Francisco, Dollas. Atlanto, London, Toronto, Sydney. Buenos Aires 

"They were mean to 

say it . . . but I knew 

they were right" 

" I was ashamed of my hands, but I had 
hoped no one else noticed them. Then 
I chanced to overhear that comment. 
From the woman I admired most in 
our club, too. 

'Careless,' she had called me. 
"Then I realized how my red, rough- 
ened hands SPOILED the effect I 
wanted to make. But how could I have 
pretty, white hands — with dishes to do 
three times a day? 

A Frien d's A dvice 
"It was a little friend of mine, who 
. works in a fashionable beauty shop, 
who helped me out. 

'We use LUX suds in our mani- 
cure bowls," she told me — 'because they 

leave the hands very soft and lovely. 
If I were washing dishes I'd use Lux 
in the dishpan — for my hands' sake!' 
" I tried it, and now my hands are 
as white and smooth as l>efore I was 
married! I never saw such a magical 
improvement. I'm proud of them 
now, thanks to Lux." 

Wives Everywhere 

So many wives are now using Lux in 
the dishpan! It keeps their hands 
lovely as those of the woman with 
maids. .'10.5 famous beauty shops say: 
" We cant tell the difference between 
the hands of the wife who uses Lux 
in the dishpan and the hands of 
the woman with maids." 

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So many soaps dry the natural oils of the skin. 
Bland, gentle Lux protects these skin oils. 
That's why it keeps your hands lovely. Buy 
the big package — it does six weeks' dishes! 

Beauty Treatment for Hands . . Lux in the Dishpan 


February y 1931 

I h c Nati n a 1 G u i d e 
to Motion Pictures 

. IUM Him : 

STRICKEN by this < 
lamity and that, sin 
the invasion of t 

this ca- 

talkies, the stage seems to 
have given itself up to gloomy 
forebodings. Now a new 
shadow is descending upon 
Broadway — or at least, so 
they think. Censorship. 

Prank Gilmore, President 
of the Actors' Equity Associa- 
tion, believes the danger so 
imminent as to remark: ** We 
may confidently expect a political censor- 
ship by Easter, engineered by religious and 
law enforcement groups." 

Maybe so, hut that's taking the hoys out 
of the trenches mighty quick. 

ClOSe-UpS and 


EUROPE has, at last, 


James R. Quirk 


AYE my own guess as to the car, 

t hf rumblings of a guilty conscience. \ good deal of 
dirt has been shoved over the footlights the presenl 
theatrical season. Some of the lines players are called 
upon to speak are enough to revolt any self-respecting 

man or woman. 

Decent actors and actresses can't see how this sorl 
of thing can go on indefinitely. Perhaps they are 

But to those standing on the side lines any move- 
ment for reform — if indeed it really exists appears 
to he from within the ranks of the performers them- 

If stage censorship should come we shall know 
where to place the blame. 

THEATRICAL producers are like the Bourbons 
and the Romanoffs — they never learn, ** Eight - 
nin" " taught them nothing. 

Yet that play was an outstanding demonstration 
for years that appeal to the heart is the one secret 
of universal popularity. 

Cheek up most motion picture phenomenal suc- 
cesses and vou'll get the same answer. 

knowledged a debt to 

America. Sayi the Sunday 
Erpreu London): 

"If one were to write a 

hi>tory of cinematography 
one would almost bave to he- 
gin by acknowledging the 
worlds enormous debt of 
laughter to America. 

Hollywood's unfailing 
Si nam of fun and high spirits 
has kept the lamp of optimism 
burning in Europe. 

"While German films were steeped in men- 
acing morbidity and Russia wallowed in 

psychopathic horrors; while Swedish pro- 
ducers turned to Calvinistic frigidities, and 
Britain floundered in apologetic ineptitude, 
America's inexhaustible comedy resou 
kept the spirit of gaiety alive in our cinema 

theaters, until Europe decided to smile again." 
That's more than all the peace conferences 1 

ever been able to accomplish. 

FREDRK ' MAR( II has been told to give up cigars. 
Paramount is making him a romantic star. ( 
smoking is not only unromantic, it is definitely offen- 
sive to the women. 

Cigarettes they approve. They're "cute." Pipes 

they tolerate. They're manly. Rut cigars are horrors. 

And any movie actor who is repeatedly seen with a 

black perfecto between his lip. seriously impairs 

his romantic appeal. 

The psychologists who delve into SUcfa obsCUritM 
ladies' whims don't know why cigars are antipathetic 
to the romantic mood. 

It may he that a dead < i_'ar is the least appealing 
relic on any ash-tray. Rut they do know that women 
hate cigars and dream no tender dreams about i 

If Freddy March must have his after-dinner corona, 
he'll have to smoke it where the women used t<> sneak 
their cigarettes — in the hathroom. 

Til E hereafter has been slightly tincturing pictures, 
lately. "Liliom" showed us how a bad man 
t ravels, a la spirit train. A few trains like that in our 
own land might reduce the profits of bus and aero- 
plane service. And the creepy "Outward Bound" 
made us look for a gas leak in the kitchen range. 

But this delving into the more or less occult can 
hardly be called a tendency. Rather, it seems, two 
successful stage plays were available and so were pur- 
chased and used. 

A picture like "Just Imagine," with its glimpse into 
the future — even if a far-fetched one — of our own 
world, is as good a line for fantasy to follow. It gives 
imagination a chance to escape, without too great a 
strain upon our credulity. 

Besides, "Just Imagine" made us laugh with its 
delicious absurdities. And perhaps that's the main 

HERE'S a gem: 
Fire broke out in the projection room of a 
studio notorious for its red tape entanglements. 
Smelling smoke, the studio manager rushed in. 
"Why isn't the studio engine here?" he demanded. 

"Why, we have put through the proper requisi- 
tion!" some one answered. "We're waiting for an 

Then the executive grabbed a phone and the build- 
ing was saved. 

NEW YORK CITY can always be counted upon 
to do the right thing. It showered nearly as 
much attention on Prof. Einstein, world heavy-weight 
thinker, as on Charles (Buddy) Rogers. 

THE American Federation of Musicians have got 
out their mops and are trying to shove back the 
ocean. Some 140,000 of them, under the leadership of 
President Joseph N. Weber, dug down in their pockets 
to put up cash for the most futile advertising campaign 
on record. In trying to stem the tide of sound pictures 
so far as they relate to music, they show an absence of 
good judgment. 

It is difficult to say just what they hope to achieve. 
Their advertising appearing in some national publica- 
tions is not explicit. It calls film music "canned," 
and says, "Manners mean nothing to this monstrous 
offspring of modern industrialism, as IT crowds Living 
Music out of the theater spotlight." 

SOUNDS sort of reminiscent, doesn't it? Much the 
same thing was said about the phonograph and, 
more recently, the radio. 

"Though the Robot can make no music, of him- 
self," the Federation's advertising further asserts, "he 
can and does arrest the efforts of those who can." Of 
course, that is not true. 

Studio orchestras arc among the finest in the land. 
And the best paid. 

The American Federation of Musicians are wasting 
their money. 


SOME of the loveliest music to be heard on stage or 
screen in New York today isn't in a big flashing 
operetta hit, or musical comedy wow. 

It's in a German-language musical picture called 
"Zwei Herzen im 3—4 Takt." In English, that's 
"Two Hearts in Waltz Time." 

In a small theater up a side street that picture has 
been running, at this writing, for weeks to standing 
room only. It isn't the picture — which is pretty bad. 
It's the songs that have drawn thousands to that out 
of the way theater. 

Music has a place on the screen, and a big place. 
The only trick is to use it intelligently. To deprive 
the screen of music, one of its greatest gifts, is simply 
to deprive chocolate ice cream of chocolate. 

LOS ANGELES and Hollywood have been accused 
of a lot of low down things and many of the 
accusations are true, but the limit has been reached. 
The flaming cross should be re-lit and the klan should 
ride. Out there they have started a school for after din- 
ner speakers and toast-masters. Help. Murder. Police. 

A BLOW to Garbo fans who wear their hair like 
hers: She never wears it Garbo-fashion except 
on the screen. 

EVEN California's vaunted sunshine is no antidote 
for hard work combined with a too strict reducing 
diet. One famous feminine star whose bathroom scale 
today registers 109 pounds, weighed 147 pounds when 
she first came to Hollywood. Sanitaria records show 
the dangers of such extreme reduction. 

But martyrdom like that seems to be expected of 
public favorites. 

SOME of the big picture houses that were wont to 
think no film could be shown without the accom- 
paniment of "stage presentations" have turned 
thumbs down on the latter. 

In these places, you no longer need to have your 
time wasted by being forced to see and hear performers 
who only too often appeared to be learning their 
dancing or singing trade at the expense of an audi- 
ence's patience. 

And in many of the smaller theaters that particular 
kind of "organ recital," which consisted in having the 
patrons chant jazz lines thrown on the screen, is being 
banished. And the public is happier because of that. 

MANAGERS pursuing these policies realize that 
the picture's the thing that brings the crowds — 
not trappings and trimmings. But reform in some 
quarters is being over-done. Double features, cheap 
matinees and other artificial stimuli to theater attend- 
ance are not fair to motion pictures nor, in the long 
run, to motion picture patrons. 

Such a program means, only too often, mediocre 
films and the omission of the generally enjoyable 
shorts and comics. An habitual bargain policy never 
stabilized any worth while business. 

Hairdressers/ Get Ready! 

Big news! Again 
Clara Bow mak' 
headlines. But, this 
time, it's just a sen- 
sational new boh, 
tucked behind her 
ears, with rows of 
sculptured curls at 
the back 

The brown eyes have 
a mischievous glint 
that belies the digni- 
fied backward sweep 
of the orange-red 
locks. Soft waves 
encircle her head and 
end in these graceful 

Even bigger news! Colleen Moore is 
doing away with her Dutch cut. Through 
a series of pictures in December Photo- 
play she asked her fans to decide on a 
new one. This "windblown" won 

It's a hair-raising month! Garbo tosses 
out the ends of her famous long bob and 
curls them in a misty halo. This is how 
she'll look in "Inspiration." Watch the 
feminine half of the world go for this! 

Mary Brian's new 
haircut is the last 
word in stylish 
bobs, from the flat, 
soft waves across 
the top to that 
ducky little curled 
tendril at the ear 

The back of Mary's 
hair is as pretty a 
picture as you'll 
find. Lovely, smooth 
waves that end in 
two rows of cun- 
ning curls placed 
low on the neck 


Goofy Genius 

in Hollywood 

They've handed the movies 
many a laugh — but also 
many a revolutionary idea 


James M. Kahn 

DON'T spoof at goofs. It's 
dangerous. Or at least 
unwise, and often embar- 
rassing, for history abounds 
with stories of men dubbed" goo fy - ' 
by skeptical and misunderstanding 
critics who were later hailed as 

Inside the shell of many a queer 
looking filbert has been found the 
meaty kernel of an idea that 
changed the course of the world. 
The classic horrible example of 
a goofy genius who came back to 
torment his tormentors is Robert 
Fulton, the inventor of the steam- 
boat. To his first audience he was 
an out and out nut, mad as a March 
hare, but at this late date it looks 
as though the steamboat has come 
to stay, and rowing to Europe is 
no longer fashionable. 

There have been others. Onlv 


Put away that strait-jacket, lay down 
your butterfly net, stop laughing and take 
another look, for the goof you've been 
chasing might be a genius, such as — 

Robert Fulton, who invented the steam- 
boat; and 

Columbus, who only discovered 
America; and 

Von Sternberg, who introduced a new 
realism to the screen and made 'em like 
it; and 

Bob Florey, who used cigar boxes for 
backgrounds, and gets $1,000 a week 
today; and 

D. W. Griffith, who built settings in 
miniature; and 

E. A. Lauste, who stuck to his idea of 
talking pictures. 

last summer a Mr. G. A. I. M. 
Skyes bobbed up with a rain-mak- 
ing machine. He was so eloquent 
about it that the officials of the 
Westchester Racing Association 
hired him to keep the rain away 
from Belmont Park in New York 
at SI, 000 a day. 

Mr. Skyes moved into Belmont 
Park with his mysterious machine 
and set up shop at keeping the rain 
away. It didn't rain for three 
days after he arrived. On the 
fourth day it rained. 

No, that's wrong. It poured. 

The skeptical thousands who 
had anticipated just such a thing 
haw-hawed "I told you soV in 
between fits of hysterics and called 
Mr. Skyes a nut. The officials of 
the Westchester Racing Associa- 
tion called Mr. Skyes something 
else and fired him. Thethousands 

It's a wise child that knows its own father, and poor little Sound, still in its crib, will have a tough 
time picking his real papa out of all those who claim to be 



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The "Plot Robot," or mechanical scenario 
writer. Just pull the handle and up pops the 
Devil, or the hero, or the heroine. It's all 
very simple, with the accent on the simple 

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are still laughing, and, one presumes, Mr. Skycs is still 

But look out! Like many a goof before him he may Btage a 
come-back, this time as a genius. You never can tell. 

Hollywood, of course, has had its full share of nuts. Many 
producers will readily admit 
more than its share. After 
all. the movies are something 
of a National Obsession. 
They're on — and in — every- 
one's mind. If Lil doesn't 
Want to act in them. Cousin 
Fred wants to direct them, 
or Uncle Casper wants to 
reform them — or something. 

Hollywood has had to lis- 
ten to nuts who have wanted 
to improve them. Some of 
these "'nuts" have turned 
out to be geniuses, authors 
of innovations that have 
revolutionized the industry, 
that have changed the mov- 
ies from a glorified series of 
Btereopticon slides to "the 
great common denominator 
of the arts." 

On the other hand some 
have been just nuts, crazy 
as o fy as tumble 

bugs. But how to distinguish 
between them? Yeh, howl 
You'd have to be a goofy 
genius yourself. 

The West Coast movie 
colony is still chuckling over 
a couple of lads who have 
been offering a " Tlot Robot, - ' 
or mechanical scenario 
writer. Just pull the handle 
and out pops a sure-fire hit, 
duly embellished with all 
the necessary details, hero, 

Fre-sound experimenters tried to capture the illusion of 
the spoken word by printing it on the film, along with the 
action, in balloons, such as cartoonists use. This evoked 
the facetious question, "When does the balloon go up?" 

heroine, villain, complications, and. of ( ourse, the happy ending. 
The movie moguls aren't interested in it. nor even in the 
suggestions of the "inventor.-." that it would prove a great 
publicity medium. 

"Why, just think," they've explained, "think of the exploita- 
tion value of advertising a movie written by a machine." 

' Yeah?" the magnates have come back, "we think the 
public thinks too many have been written by machine already." 
Yet, daffy as the idea sounds and scorned as it is. a machine 

very similar to the one now 
offered was used by a 
woman scenarist <>n the 
Btaff of David Horsely, an 
independent producer, 61- 
1 years a. 

Col. MR and sound, two 
great innovations that 
distinguish modern day 
movies from their pred( 
sors, were long sought after 
before their realization 
achieved. It doesn't require 
a very fanciful mind to 
imagine the goofy arrange- 
ments some of these early 
inventions" were. 
One fellow from Ohio, 
years ago, drove a huge 
truck up to the old Tssanay 
studio in Chicago, and said 
he had a new idea in 
photography. He was given 
permission to set up his ma- 
chine and demonstrate it. 
He took about a week to 
assemble all of his tri: 
his lights, tin boxes, and 
heaven knows what. When 
it was ready it was twice the 
if a piano packing case. 
On the day of the gre. 
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Ruth Harriet Louise 

HERE comes the bride— but she isn't nearly 
as stern-looking right now as she seems in 
this picture! Dorothy Sebastian and Bill Boyd, 
Pathe's blond he-man star, became one not long 
ago, and the picture world's best wishes go to 
them. Bill was formerly married to Elinor Faire 


Mrs. Boyd! 




"* »Mr. Lowell Sherman 

^ Koing whimsical with 

Miss Mary Astor. A 

scene from his latest, 

"The RoyaJ Bed" 

oes Wickedness Pay: 


A PLUMP society matron 
from Philadelphia, mar- 
ried to three millions 
and a case of dyspepsia, 
came to Hollywood a short time 
ago simply perishing to meet — 
the words are hers — Lowell 

Through a friend of a friend of 
her grandmother's aunt, or some- 
one of that sort, she finally man- 
aged to wedge her way into the 

studio. The harassed publicity man entrusted with the intro- 
duction ventured to give her what he believed was a word of 

" What would you do," he asked. " if I told you Mr. Sherman 
is not at all like the -er — naughty characters he plays? " 

Replied the lady, instantly: "I'd get on the first train and 
go back to Philadelphia!'' 

Somehow or other the notion has got abroad that actors are 
never the same on the screen as they are off. It may be good 
newspaper copy to say that all the "heavies" are mild lam' 1 
home, all the juveniles grandfathers, all the gorgeous leading 
women plain and simple schoolgirls, but whether it is true is 
something else again. Several interviewers have said tenderly 
that Lowell Sherman is nothing like the Lowell we see in black- 
and-white on celluloid. 

They haven't exactly said he was a simple country lad in blue 
jeans and bare feet, but that is the general impression. This 
means only one thing — because it amused him to do so, he 
fooled 'em! The only way Lowell Sherman could stay closer to 
his screen sophistication would be for him to carry the screen 
around with him. 

His lather was a theatrical producer. His mother was an 
actress. His grandmother, Kate Gray, was leading lady for 
Junius Booth, the father of the world-famed Edwin. About 
Lowell Sherman you get the feeling 
that, if he were digging ditches, an 
orchestra would suddenly burst 
into the overture and a curtain rise 

44 Ah yes — in bo re some 
Americano money!" drawls 
Mr. Lowell Sherman, 
reaching for his monocle 

By Jack J a ui / s o ;/ 

He may be merely ordering 

rye bread and sliced tongue at 
the Embassy Club one "f his 
especial Joys i- t<> manufacture 
his own sandwiches at tal 
but every gesture of his hands. 
every expression of his face 
might be designed f'T an ui 
audience out beyond the foot- 

Rye bread and c<>ld tongue, 
paradoxically. Income a s<>rt of 
sin something wicked, a bit daring, wholly soph: 
When he is directing ether actors in a scene, it can hardly be 
told whether the cameras are pointing at them or at him. Ib- 
crosses his legs, in beautifully tailored and meticuloudy en I 
trousers, and his patent leather toe points as gracefully U 
adagio dancer's. He discusses camera-angles with his chit f 
cinematographcr, and his words are pitched just right for the 
microphones. Sitting on his canvas director's chair, he turns 
the pages of his script, unconsciously, with his up-stage hand. 

HI dumps boredly, pointing here and there with his fingers 
as if he were so utterly exhausted that it is more than h< 
do to lift his hands from his lap. His eyebrows arch as if he had 
glued them up in an effort to keep his eves open. He slur- 
sentences, so that in giving a stage direction such as. say, ' 
come in here." it sounds like a tired whisper — "Ycmnr."' In 
reality he is merclv saving his energy. 

The rehearsal over, the camera motors humming, anyone who 
watches closely will see the lax fingers tighten, and quiver 
slightly. His words, though still effortless, come now with a 
snap. His eyebrows drop into a frown of intense concentration; 
his black eyes sparkle. Then, the scene done, once more he 
slumps laziiy on his chair, and looks four-fifths dead and one- 
fifth dying of boredom. " Art." it has been aptly said, "is the 

concealment of art." 

A di 
film appearance in "'Way i 




HOLLYWOOD is truly a Bagdad 
of old. 
Somewhere in its shady can- 
yons and sunny side streets, 
the magic of Aladdin's lamp must linger. 
Startling and unbelievable transforma- 
tions take place over night. People sud- 
denly develop entirely new personalities with new thoughts, 
new ideas, new hopes. 

Pert little flappers will arrive in town and go capering about 
kicking up their heels like frisky lambs. Hey! hey! Suddenly, 
without a word of warning, they emerge dignified, domesticated 
and serious-minded young women with a mission in life. 

Comedians, during luncheon, will become bosom heaving 
heavies, and heavies will and do become nuisances. Bathing 
beauties become titled aristocrats and aristocrats become — well, 
why go into it? One never knows whether his own Aunt Em 
will, on the morrow, be making apple butter or whoopee. 

But one of the greatest and strangest transformations that 
Hollywood has ever seen has come to a group of seven of Holly- 
wood's finest young men. Even picture people who have be- 
come more or less used to the Dr. Jckyll and Mr. Hyde act, look 
at one another and wonder. 

Just a little over a year ago, seven young men from eighteen 
to twenty years of age, without a care or a thought beyond the 
good times of the next day, answered a call to arms and marched 
blithely away to location to make a picture. The boys of "All 
Quiet on the Western Front" had begun a lot of fun, they 

Six months later, a little band of weary youths trudged back 
to Hollywood. There were no boyish pranks, no wise-cracking 
among them now. Instead, there was a quietness, a calmness 
that was frightening to behold. Their eyes spoke of things 
their lips didn't — or couldn't. Somewhere, back there in a shell 
hole, or a bullet torn trench, each of those seven boys left behind 
him the boy who had marched so gaily away. 

"It will wear off," Hollywood murmured. "It's bound to 
affect them this way. It will pass." 

It hasn't. 

A year has gone by and still that little group of boys cling 
together in a bond of strange companionship. Different. Set 
apart by one great experience. They are now, and one feels 


The seven boys of "All Quiet on the 
Western Front" who grew up too fast in 
the film trenches. Left to right, Scott 
Kolk, Russell Gleason, Billy Bake well, 
Lew Ayres, Owen Davis, Jr., Walter 
Brown Rogers and Ben Alexander 

they always will be, the same sobered 
youths who trudged home in the mud- 
stained uniforms of German soldiers. 
No, it hasn't passed. 

Young Ben Alexander, the Kcmmcrich 

of the picture, wasn't quite eighteen 

when the picture began. Ben was a 

Penrodish sort of lad who still enjoyed the sports of a Y. M. C. 

A. camp in the hills. 

"I'd just started at the University of California," Ben said, 
"when they asked me to do the part. I hesitated a long time. 
Finally I gave up college to do it. Am I glad? Why, I learned 
more in those six months than any ten years of college could 
have given me. It's — it's just too big to talk about." 
They all say that. It leaves them groping for words. 
"Occasionally we'd be near enough to come home nights," he 
said. "It was the first time mother hadn't been with me on a 
set and she'd ask me what we'd done that day. I couldn't tell 
her. Mother couldn't understand, but it was so big, there was 
so much, I just couldn't talk about it. 

" Finally the opening night came. I hadn't seen the preview 
and mother and I just sat there stunned. That night mother 
came into my room. She was crying a little, I guess. ' I under- 
stand now, Ben,' she said. 'I know why you couldn't tell me.' 
It certainly has made a difference in me. Life just up and 
smacked us in the face." 

Billy Bakewell was Albert Kropp. " From the very first, once 
we got out there on location, we never felt we were making a 
picture," Billy said. "We believed it thoroughly. We were 
seven German fellows huddled together in a trench, fighting the 
same fight, living together week after week, month after 

"V\ 7"E got so steamed up over it sometimes we — we — I don't 
W know how to tell you," he finished lamely. "We'd stand 
around before a bombardment, waiting, nervous and excited. 
Our hands often shook until we could scarcely light our ciga- 
rettes. Our hearts raced. Then it would come. Bombs, 
dynamite, shells whined and we were in the midst of it. Fight- 
ing, sweating together. We were often frightened. We felt 
exactly as those boys must have felt. 

"And so many little things kept cropping up all through the 

The Western Front 


What the grimness and 
terror of "All Quiet" did 
to seven cocky, wise- 
cracking Hollywood kids 
who marched away to 
the talkie trenches 

By Sara Ma m / It o // 

picture. When we were making the schoolroom scene, remem- 
ber the German soldiers who marched outside our window? 
One of those boys was a peach of a fellow. His name was 
irge. One day we missed him. Someone told us he'd been 
injured going home the night before and we didn't sec him 
again. Three months later we were making the hospital scene. 
• I won't be a cripple," I screamed. 'I'll kill myself first!' 

'• " Here buddy, you're all right,' someone said, handing me a 
mirror. 'Take a look at yourself.' Then I took the mirror and 
slanted it downward— remember? — so I could see my leg. 
Well, I slanted the mirror down and then I felt the flesh creep 
on my spine. My mirror showed an amputated leg. I dropped 
the glass with a crash. Then I saw. It was George. ' It's all 
right. Bill,' he said. 'I heard you were making this scene and 
I thought I might help a little. I could tell you how it felt, 
maybe.' I took his hand and just looked at him and I — I just 
lay there and cried like a baby. We both did. 

IT was things like that." he said quietly, ''that kept coming 
up to hit a fellow. But I wouldn't trade what it's done to 
me for a million dollars." 

" I used to feel the weight of the world rested on my shoulders, 
before I went into that picture." Russell Gleason {Midler) said. 
' I was the most serious minded person you ever saw. I 
weighed every fact carefully. I learned differently." he 
grinned. " I soon found out it doesn't make a particle of differ- 
ence to the world what I think about it." 

"George Cukor, our dialogue director, was a wonderful 
fellow. ' Fascinating youth,' he jeered at us. He mimicked our 
ways and expressions. 'Such coy young things. So itty." he'd 
say. He held up a mirror of ourselves and each one of us took 
a good long look. He was right. We forgot fascinating youth. 
' It.' If we had any left, Louis Wolheim, who played Kaiatinsky, 
kidded the rest of it out. 

" ' Pewkes,' he called us. 'Young pewkes.' He'd talk to us 
by the hour in the trenches. He spared nobody. Neither did 
Mr. Milestone, our director. And we learned. I spent my 
twenty-first birthday in a shell hole on the movie battlefield. 
I lay there and thought things over." 

Scott Kolk (Leer) had been a musician. Scott was a bit shy 
with strangers. He couldn't seem to get the hang of fell 
But he learned. He learned the meaning of true companion- 
ship in those weary months. He gained something and he lost 
something. But Scott, too, found himself. 

Walter Brown Rogers (Bclim) had a terrific Barry more com- 
plex. It was serious with Walter. [ please turn' to page 129 ] 

The boy who was made by "All Quiet" and 
whose brilliant work as Paul Baumer did 
much to make "All Quiet" a great picture. 
Lew Ayres, who came to talkie prominence 
and fortune in the film 


A Story of Love and Too 

IHe was a cowboy and she appeared in his Western pic- 
tures — his leading woman. He lived at her mother's 
boarding house, and he thought the girl was the prettiest and 
sweetest thing he'd ever seen. And so it was that Tom Mix 
fell head over heels in love with Victoria Forde. A simple sort 
of fellow, he concentrated, from that day on, on one thing — ■ 
making Victoria happy. So they were married, and Tom 
bought a little house over Carlton way. He called it his 
"lucky place." And in that little house Tom was utterly and 
completely happy. 

2 It wasn't very long before a nursery was built on to the 
"lucky place" over on Carlton. Little Thomasina had 
arrived, and Tom and Victoria were more than happy. There 
was lots of love and laughter in that little house. Tom was off 
to the studio every day, and Victoria played housewife and 
mother. It was the flush period of the "horse opera," and 
foremost of all Western stars was Tom Mix. His hard-riding, 
hard-fighting pictures sold like the proverbial hot cakes, and 
Tom grew more prosperous. Fox looked with favor on its 
popular star. 

3 These were golden days for Tom Mix. Still a simple, 
naive cow-puncher at heart, he had everything he 
wanted. His beloved Victoria, his little daughter, his more 
than comfortable little home, and his work to do. What man 
could wish for more? After the studio day, he asked nothing 
better than a good dinner and a romp with the youngster. 
But Tom's salary was growing, and with it grew Victoria's 
ambition. Soon the studio pay check grew to the enormous 
sum of S10,000 a week. Victoria wanted social position, a 
bigger house, jewels. Tom wanted home, " Vicky," — and the 


Much Money told in Pictures 

4 And of course Victoria had her way. Could Tom refuse 
her anything? He loved her so devouringly that all she 

did was right. From the little "lucky place "they went to a 
great new house dozens of spectacular rooms, swimming 
pool with gold-leafed tiles almost bizarre. She loved jewelry. 
lie loaded her down with it. In the picture above, taken at 
the house warming. Mrs. Mix is wearing bracelets worth more 
than (40,000. Ambition had had its way. Hut something 
had marred the happiness of these three simple-living 

5 Victoria Forde Mix aspired to be. in fact, the wife of one 
of the Hollywood motion picture colony's richest men. 
Naturally, sycophants surrounded her. This picture shows her 
after she had visited a plastic surgeon and had had her nose 
remodeled on more tasteful lines. She became a social leader 
in her own set. They were not Tom's friends. There were 
quarrels, of course — but Tom's infatuation burned on with a 
stead>' Same. He was still, in his heart, the simple plainsman 
who wanted one woman and his home. But at last came the 
inevitable — separation. 

6 There were attempts at reconciliations. Ambition had 
broken the golden chain that love had forged. They 
failed. "Vicky " went to Europe and Tom toured the country 
with a circus. When " Vicky " came back from abroad, Tom 
settled $450,000 and the palatial home on her. lie had 
already given her about S100.000 worth of jewels. And now 
Victoria has been granted a divorce. And today Tom Mix 
is one of the most miserable men in the world! His great 
wealth brought him nothing but sorrow, because it caused 
him to lose the one thing he adored — Victoria. And one of 
pictures' most beautiful romances is dead. 


IF the stars manage to have a good time in Hollywood, what 
do they do in zat hot, wide-open and happy Paris? Oh 
boy, oh girl! 

In both cases, the answer is not much. And no matter 
what they do, it's tonic, it's swell and good for what ails them. 
You can't go Hollywood in Paris, you can't even get stuck up, 
you just have to be yourself, and that is the best medicine for a 
movie star. 

Only about twenty stars come to Europe during a year — a 
third of them repeaters — and all go back with that slightly 
idiotic smile of happiness on their faces. If the number were 
multiplied by ten, Hollywood would be a better place to live 
in, and more pictures would ring the bell. 

Consider Paris — this nice, clean Paris, a sweet spot for doing 
anything you please and too many people urging you please do 
it. Consider it from the eye slant of the Beverly Hillbillies. 
There are no appointments to keep, which is to say no directors, 
no camera men, no press agents, no snoopers, no racketeers, no 
reporters — or practically none — in fact, nothing to stand be- 
tween a normally weak man or woman and — whoopee. 

But do they? 

They don't. Well — not much, anyhow. 

Life is one tailspin after another. In Paris the braw sophisti- 
cates of the studios become as little children, the big shots peter 
down into pop-gun explosions. They lose their savvy; they 
drop their fronts; they become the plain folks they used to be. 

They walk, yokel-like, along the sidewalks, they gape at 
monuments. They ask what is that and who is he, they admire 
wistfully the way even the little children speak French, they 
look in shop windows, they buy and buy and buy, and after a 
while go by-by at almost decent hours. They don't know it, 
often they don't find out until they're back home — but they 
are being given a good old fashioned spanking by an old papa 
of a continent. 

The silliness, the swelling, and the suet around the head are 
being rendered out and they are being put wise to what's what. 
Paris is a big town and even an important Hollywood fellow 
takes up little room. The fellow usually finds himself hoping 
to see a face from back home. 

Which reminds me, as if I will ever forget the look on Charlie 
King's face when he unexpectedly saw Buster Keaton walk into 
his room . . . but that's another story. 

THE mere sound of English being spoken tickles the tear duct. 
It's homesickness. And that's very good for a soul. Close-up 
of Neil Hamilton on top of the Eiffel Tower wondering about 
''my nice little garden" in the West. 

Not that they don't get a few spots on their wings by experi- 
ment into darker, high sky and no limit Paree. Oh yeah! But 
that's all the old bologna, the well dogged trail. The kind of 
law of laws which says — you ain't nothing if you haven't been 
seen at Ciro's Friday afternoon, or Zelli's or the Ambassadeurs 


We've missed Marie Doro, for- 
mer star, for ten years. The 

author finds her in Paris 

r ai 


How your screen favorites 
act when they are turned 
loose in zat gay Paree 
with pockets full of francs 
and hearts full of hey-hey 

after midnight. They do things normally, nicely. They are 
themselves. It's a big thrill going about unstared at. Only 
Joe Zelli recognizes them. 

Ramon Novarro excepted. Poor kid, he used to get the 
Lindbergh whenever he stepped out on a pavement. In Berlin 
he used to stick around Lawdy Lawrence's office all day listen- 
ing to the axe play between that Super Film Salesman and the 
German exhibitors. When he stirred out his chin went way 
down into his lapels and his eyes, the only things visible, were 
covered with smoked glasses. Ramoncito did his best acting 
on the sidewalks of Europe — but didn't always ge.t away with it. 

A LOT of people who get their thrills out of the tabloid news- 
papers go around thinking that a movie star's life in Paris is 
just one riot after another. But it isn't so. Champagne corks 
do rise up and go boom, but they don't go boom-boom-boom- 
boom as they do in the scenarios. There are cocottcs — also 
grues — and even monies — but aren't we all. Roulette wheels 
click, croupiers command. And now and then someone gets 
drunk — well, what of it? It's normal. And as for the things 
cuff-marked Paris — the "places" — they hand the boys a big 
laugh, so little better are they than our own domestic brand. 
Take a swell girl like Eleanor Boardman. Eleanor spent her 
time along the Seine, poking around in the little stalls that line 
the river banks. They sell prints, antiques, and books. She 
got her fingers dirty but they came out clutching two cute 
pewter jugs, a first edition of Thomas Hardy and a print of 
Philadelphia before it went to sleep. King Yidor, the husband, 
went along sometimes, but he often went prowling alone in the 
Cluny and other museums. He's got a mind that sucks up 
historv. He could have made a fine historian. They were 

Shy Ramon Novarro has to put 

on dark glasses to enjoy the 

delights of Paris in peace 



By G c o r g e Kent 

crazy about Paris, and during their stay of almost a year saw 
Mont mart re just once — and that once they had to be dragged. 

When they arrived they checked in at the Carlton Hotel. 
Three days later they were gone. 

"What's the use of coming to France," quoth the King, 
"if we're going to eat American food with a lot of Americans, 
waited on by flunkies who speak English better than I do!" 

THE Yidors found a little boarding house in Xeuilly, outside 
oi Paris. Tola Negri's mama and a colony of aunts, uncles 
and cousins occupy an apartment in Xeuilly. 

Live long enough in Paris and you'll meet not only everybody 
that counts now in Hollywood, but also the girls and boys who 
used to mean box-office rushes whenever their names flashed in 
the mazdas. 

At bookdealer Brentano's you'll sooner or later come smack 
into high prowed, square ritrucr Nita Naldi. She's a book 
swallower these days — but there's no money in it. Menjou was 
usually to be met somewhere between the Arc de Triomphe and 
the Place de la Concorde. He's probably the most unaffected 
of them all. and seems even more so strolling the boulevards. 

Clara Kimball Young's back home but she used to be meet- 
able, a bit more bloomy but the same lustrous deep-pool eyes. 
teaing on the Champs. Fania Marinoff too. With Carl Van 
Yechten. related to her by marriage. And recently Marie Doro, 
who used to melt them in their seats. She's been sick a long 
time. She said Taris styles are all sassafras because she's 
hunted five years for a hat and not yet found one she likes. She 
retains the voice that made her a star on Broadway and is 
contemplating a come-back. 

People who travelled on the steamer with Ernest Torrcnce 
and his wife complained that four-fifths of their conversation 
was about their son. And the other fifth was devoted to books 
with titles ending in ology. Their son wasn't with them; he's a 
sound engineer and was married last Fall. 

Ronnie Colman met them at the station and that shy lad. 

wise in the ways of the wily itinerary, had it all arranged. First 
night ashore is big ni^ht anyway. They went up the line. At 
Joe Zelli's, they were introduced by Zho-ay himself. I ■"••r a 
while you couldn't see anything for the flowers. The l&dii - 
the evening ganged up on them for autographs, taking them on 
napkins, cigarette boxes, menu cards— and one very nice girl 
bust out crying because ink wouldn't stay on her gentleman 
friend's gold watch. Telephones on all the tables for flirtation 
purposes. The Torrcnce Colman line rang all morning. 

William Powell joined the party the following day and that 
afternoon the foursome drove out to the Palace of \ ersailh 
and weren't impressed. It was Powell's fir^t trip to Fur 
He came over from England where among other thinps he got a 
dozen suits at Anderson and Shepherd's. They liked the ride, 
and 00 the way back, asked the chauffeur how much it would 
cost to drive down to Biarritz some nine hundred miles away 
— and that's how they came to take the trip South a week later. 

Mister and Missus Torrcnce had a duty call to m. ; 
• H and Colman decided to go for a walk. They are as in- 
offensive a pair of high powered sleuths as ever walked down a 
Paris boulevard. They were tapped on the shoulder and but- 
tonholed at every corner by runners for tourist agencies, dirty 
picture postcard salesmen, red light guides. Nobody r< 
nized them. They inspired neither fear, awe nor reverence. 
They decided that it was better to flee the heat for the cool of a 
bar. And so - that's how another three o'clock in the aften. 
suddenly became nine o'clock in the evening. 

TI1F Torrcnce party stopped in theCrillon.a big gray fori 
hotel, once a palace, a bit old fashioned although still Wal- 
dorf Astoria. The bulk of Hollywood stops at Joel Hillman's 
George Fifth — sky high in elegance and expense. 

Elsie Janis lived a long time at the Crillon the time she 
topped the bill at the Moulin Rouge. She often gave kitty- 
katty chatter-chatter tea parti 

But in between times her favorite fun was picking up "all 
those funny languages'' on her radio. It's i to tune 

in on a love song in Venice as it is to pick up W OR over here. 

The Bancrofts, the Xeil Hamiltons and Evelyn Brent visited 
the capital of France together. And carve it on yoi 
that George spent the first night [ please turn to page 132 ] 

The Story of a 
Girl Who Feared 
Love Might Fly 
Out the Window 

^A Million 


"No, I haven't a wife — 
yet," Jimmy answered. 
"But I picked her out 
this morning — that little 
girl over there who plays 
Gabriel. Introduce me 
to her, will you?" 

LITTLE Jessie Randolph was as beautiful a pony as ever 
laughed across a footlight; pale gold hair, little waves of 
it caught back from small ears in which were drops of 
pearls, teasing, tantalizing lips, wide, dusky eyes, rouged 

By nineteen hundred and sixteen, the little toasts of Broad- 
way had begun to hear about Hollywood, and Jessie Randolph, 
who had served a faithful forty weeks in Mr. Ziegfeld's cele- 
brated chorus, made up her mind to step out West where, for 
three or four or five hundred dollars a day (so it was rumored), 
beauty and innocence and heart-breaking eyes could supply 
fodder for the ever empty maw of the camera. 

The chorus had been hard, but the screen was harder. The 
three or four or five hundred a day proved to be five dollars or 
ten or fifteen, and cruelly spasmodic. 

Little Jessie Randolph went through tireless hours for the 
men who make pictures, her emotions worn to tatters, her 
grease-paint smeared with genuine tears. It was no thirst for 
glory, nor was she riding in that well-known wagon hitched to 
stars, nor yet palpitatingly answering opportunity rapping at 
the door; except as this medium might present the opportunity 
to which, after all, every struggling little girl is slave! 

She quite frankly told anybody who inquired what future she 
hoped for, that she had come West to get a picture magnate 
with a million, if she possibly could. 

And for a little girl as utterly lovely as Jessie Randolph, the 
fulfillment would ordinarily have been as simple as the sugges- 
tion. But Jessie had the unique idea of wanting him as a hus- 
band rather than merely a gentleman who would call around to 
pay the bills, so her little feet, in their high-heeled size 2 B shoes, 
were kept treading the mill of her by-no-means-rose-colored 
career. And the longer it went on, and the more she sensed how 
real are the intricacies of trading doughnuts for dollars, the 
more determined she became to marry nothing less than a sure 


Dixie Willson 

Illustrated by H. R. Ballinger 

and sufficient amount of sable to enfold her the rest of her 
natural life, leaving her no more concern as to where it came 
from than the sable had had before her. 

As to mere proposals, they came like mosquitoes on a sum- 
mer night from every age and quality of gentleman even the 
most ambitious of little girls could have expected; and repre- 
senting practically every amount between ten dollars and nine 
hundred thousand. But little Jessie Randolph was out for a 
picture magnate with a million, and if anyone knew bttle Jessie 
Randolph that was all there was to thai! 

JIMMY MACALISTER was a tall young man who drove a 
stage from the Yitagraph lot to location. The stage was a 
swaying old automobile which took to work people who made 
up and dressed at the studio, but whose sets were a few miles 
distant; pirates going to a rock-bound coast, Bedouins to a des- 
ert, adorable orphans and their fussy mothers to an asylum, or, 
as on the morning of the tenth of July, angels going to Heaven. 

Jimmy was serious for twenty-two years old; at least his 
eyes were serious under his shock of dark brown, boyish curls. 
Only the grease-covered khaki he wore saved him from being 
quite a little bit too good-looking. 

On the morning of the tenth of July, his stage was ready by 
the studio door at seven twenty-three, and promptly at seven- 
thirty, according to the call, he took aboard a choir of seraphims, 
the twelve apostles, St. Peter, a Chinese laundryman, four vi- 
kings, a pair of English street-walkers, Benjamin Franklin, a 

•*. \ >•«*-*. 

Wb *///♦« y- 

scarred Irish harp, a folding organ, two musicians, and an 
extremely beautiful female Gabriel in military white satin, 
trailing wings, bugle and sword, and pale gold hair bound 
under a halo. 

THE stage was going ten miles to the lot where T.asky's shot 
its outside stuff, and where a set had been built for "Her 
Hour of Judgment." And. for ten miles. Jimmy Macalister's 
brakes and gears operated by luck and not by reason, as his con- 
sciousness went gathering the intoxicating wool of GabrieTs 
voice and laughter a few seats behind him, and the faint breath 
of her perfume. 

At location (rumbling on to the lot along a road which, the 
day before, had been made suitably rough and painful for Sher- 
man's march to the sea), he parked opposite a gold fapier- 

Everybody got out. The director, who was waiting, immed- 
iately got busy. No time was lost in opening the pearly gates. 

It was ninety in the shade. Jimmy sat for three hours, mop- 
ping the perspiration from his forehead and watching the sera- 
phims strum their cardboard harps, while St. Peter presided 
at " Her Hour of Judgment." and Gabriel, on a pallet of stars, 
like a pallet of rocks, smiled with superhuman effort in her 
sleep under the battery of a dozen reflectors and Klieg suns. 
Up there it was a hundred and eleven! How beautiful she was! 
How long, in this merciless heat, would Heaven have to last! 
Not a spear of shade in the whole topaz Paradise: 

At eleven-thirty. Henry Mcrton came across the road from 
the lunch wagon, on which he had iu>t arrived. 

"Well," he said, "is it warm enough for you?" 

He had had lunch in town. He shifted a celluloid toothpick 
from the right side of his mouth to the left. Hi was >hort and 
plump and wore wilted linen. His eyes were framed in little 
rhomboid patterns of crinkles. He was the scenario writer who 
had adapted Her Hour of Judgment" from "Quo Vadis." 
With a highly polished forefinger, he motioned Jimmy to make 
room on the driver's seat of the stag 

"Them gold clouds makes a nice layout, ain't it?" hi 
" This here would have been another ' Hirth of a Nation ' if they 
had only got Francis X. Hushman or Costello for I'ick- 

ford plays Eve perfect, but she's got no support!" 

The thin music of "Rock oi - drifted down, as played 
by the harp and cabinet organ crowded out of sight behind the 
crystal throne. Atmosphere to help the angels be celestial. 

Mr. Merton shifted the toothpick. 

"\\ TELL" he inquired, "did you buy that there dumping 
W ground in the country you was talking about?" 
" Yes, " Jimmy said, his eyes on Heaven. "I bought it. I've 
been looking things over pretty carefully out here. I think 
pictures are going to make something of Hollywood. I get 
thirty a week. 1 can live on ten. and I've been soaking that other 
little twenty into every piece of land I could get! In nineteen 
twenty-five or six, I think it'll be worth something!" 


"Well— I don't know," Merton said thoughtfully. ''It's a 
gamble! Ever' so often there's got to be a gold rush to Cali- 
fornia, and the movies is the last one. But maybe by nineteen 
twenty-five the whole works has went to Florida or somewheres!" 

The strains of the harp and the organ came down. 

" I know," Jimmy said, his eyes serious, "but it's a hunch! 
I always follow a hunch! I've got a hunch about Hollywood 
real estate, and I want to start investing money because I want 
to be able to have something some day for my wife." 

Henry Merton turned the vizor of his linen cap around 
between his left eye and the sun. 

" You don't say," he remarked. 
"I didn't know you had one." 

"I haven't," Jimmy said, "but 
I'm going to have. I picked her out 
this morning. That's another hunch." 
He brushed his hand back over his 
thick boyish hair. "It's a little girl 
up there on the set," he said. "I 
haven't met her yet. Will you 
introduce me?" 

"Sure," Merton agreed. "Which 
one is it?" 

"Gabriel" Jimmy Macalister told 
him. "She's the sweetest kid I ever 
saw around here, or anywhere else! 
As far as I'm concerned, it's all over 
right now!" 

Henry Merton moved the vizor of 
his cap around over the other eye, put the toothpick solemnly 
in his vest pocket and regarded with sympathy the young man 
who sat in the driver's seat of the stage. 

" You're cock-eyed, " he said gently. " Do you know who that 
is? That's Jessie Randolph. Do you know who Jessie Ran- 
dolph is? She's the most calculatin' baby that ever shaped an 
eyebrow! She's only got one idea and that's money. All she 
wants to know about love is what does the bank book read. If 
it's enough ciphers, O.K. If it ain't, he's Madame Butterfly. 
She's out here for just one reason, which is to make a play for a 
picture millionaire. And if you know Jessie like I know Jessie, a 

WITH the talkies in full charge, 
English accents have become 
precious in Hollywood. 

One producer needed an English 
ingenue. They proved scarce. 
Agents submitted their artists. The 
last agent had but one candidate to 

He laid her picture on the pro- 
ducer's desk. "There she is," he 
said. "She's a little crary — but she's 

picture millionaire is what it's goin' to be and nothin' else! Do 
you think a girl with ambitions is go'n' to step down to the 
sphere of a bus driver?" 

"I don't know," Jimmy Macalister said. "If you'll intro- 
duce me I'll find out. They're quitting for lunch. If I get a 
date for tonight, will you pay for It?" 

If you get a date for tonight with her, I'll eat hay with the 
horse!" the scenario writer said shortly. 

The seraphims were climbing down the clouds. Gabriel bent 
the heavy wings away from her shoulders; pressed her hands 
against her eyes for a moment, then 
came over towards the lunch wagon. 
"Warm enough for you?" Merton 
called out. " Come here. Meet Jim 
Macalister. He drives the bus." 

' Gabriel looked interestedly at Jim 

"How do you do, Mr. Macalister" 
she said, "but everybody calls you 
just 'Jimmy,' don't they?" 

He tried to keep his heart out of his 
eyes, but he couldn't do it. 

" Would you go and dance a little 
while with me tonight?" he asked 
her — " and have some supper? " 
"I'd love to," she said. 
"I hope you wouldn't mind going 
somewhere," he said awkwardly, 
"that isn't too hard on money." 
She looked up at him, and there was a smile in her dusky, 
lovely eyes! 

"I know a lot of places like that," she told him. 

THE seraphims, coming from the lunch wagon with sand- 
wiches and cups of coffee, went around the bus and up on 
the shady steps of the Imperial palace of the Czar. 

Little Jessie Randolph put her hands down in her white satin 
Gabriel pockets. 

"I live in Canary Court," she said, "on Sunset Boulevard. 
I'll be ready about eight." [ please turn to page 125 ] 

The Best Figure 
in Hollywood? 

A JURY of experts — a famous Broadway 
producer of "girl shows," an eminent 
physician, a celebrated modiste, and a 
nationally known painter of beauty decide 
on one star. The decision, which also lists 
other contestants for the honor, will start 
much controversy among admirers of the 
beauties of the screen. 

The article, by Adele Whitely Fletcher, 
famous writer on picture personalities, tells 
whv the experts arrived at their conclusions, 
and contains a wealth of advice to women 
desiring to improve their figures, and a few 
shocks for young women who are starving 
and suffering to achieve that boyish outline. 

In the M arch Issue 

of Photoplay Magazine 

jA/Ucn Hollywood Cried 



w a s a 

Here it had built up a 
swell, an international repu- 
tation for being hard-boiled, sophisti- 
cated, worldly-wise — and then on one 
fatal night it breaks down and exposes 
that, after all. it is just a simple little 
burg, with emotions just as funda- 
mental and simple and true as can be found in the smallest 

Hollywood came to an opening of " Min and Hill.'" a Metro- 
Goldwyn-Mayer picture co-starring Marie Dressier and Wallace 
Beery, and Hollywood cried. Yes sir. Hollywood bawled. 

Hollywood openings are famous, of course, for their splendor. 

Lights blaze. Gloriously 
garbed beauties step from 
shining cars and parade down 
the long forecourts of the big 
theaters. Loudspeakers blare 
the names of the cinema elect 
and elite to thousandsof sight 
seers, herded behind ropes. 
Ximble autograph seekers 
slip under the arms of com- 
placent coppers to get the sig- 
natures of the great and the 

It's all very eye-filling, but 
usually it is quite a lot of 

The stars who are still rising 
go to these openings because 
it is "good business" to be 

The stars who have ar- 
rived seldom attend them. To them they have become a bore. 

So openings, you see. are not normally expected to be either 
sincere or emotional affairs. 

They are just the frosting on the cake, the gilt on the statue, 
the froth on the beer. 

A huge night in Marie Dressler's life. Wally 
Beery, co-star of "Min and Bill," giving her 
a big hug the night the film opened in Holly- 
wood. Wally's head got bumped in a minor 
plane accident 


w hen Film 



heartfelt tribute 

aging woman who had 
come back to the bi^crest 

triumph she had ever known 

And then came Marie Dressler's 
big moment. 

Usually at openings the stars and 
featured players alight from their 
•.ml bustle quickly to the theater 
and their seats. 

At the " Min and Bill" affair, how 
ever, the early comers asked, "Has 
Marie come?" and then stood, with 
the other sightseers and waited. 

Finally, up came a big black limousine. In it one saw the 
usual upheaval of the black and white of masculine full dr. 
ami the volcanic surge of silken ruffles. The forecourt became 
almost deathly quiet. Then out of the car backed a large- 
woman. She turned around, showed to the crowd a beautiful 

face, wrinkl' rn. filled 

with experiences which b 
never embittered. 

A leluge of applause de- 
scended upon her. 

Never in the history of 
Hollywood has there been 
such an ovation for a per- 

Tears came freely. Hand- 
kerchiefs flashed out so fast 
they looked like a shower of 

Hollywood cried. 
Lor Hollywood was deeply 
touched by this latter-day 
triumph of a woman whose 
gameness against adversit> 
has long been a by-word on 
both stage and screen. 

Marie Dressier has had 
"or>e luck than any player in the profession. 

At least rive times she's had a fortune, and lost it because of 
ill-health, or tricks of fate. 

Twice she's been up to stardom, only to lose her chance by a 
sudden illness. 


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Once, in the movies, she attained the heights with one of the 
funniest pictures ever made, "Tillie's Punctured Romance," 
and then suddenly, without warning or without seeming reason, 
she went into total eclipse. 

A woman who had been getting $2000 a week found it hard 
to get jobs at $150. 

She was sneered at as a "has-been." 
and kept going. She never railed at 
her hardluck. She knew she was a 
good actress and she had abiding 
confidence that luck again would some 
day come her way. 

Luck? Well, it was far from being 
all luck. Because Marie Dressier, 
veteran trouper and great show- 
woman, has followed a straight line 
of the soundest sense since she came 
to Hollywood. 

And Marie's as smart as they come, 
of any age! 

Here's what she told young 
actresses to do. It's what she's done 

"Take every part that's offered. 
If it's small, make it bigger by hard 
work. If it's big, make it great. No- 
body's big enough in this business to 
refuse a part because it's hardly more 
than a bit!" 

That's what Marie did. And it 
worked. Luck? Well, not altogether! 

Came Marthy in "Anna Christie." 
Came Boosy in "Let Us Be Gay." Came "Caught Short," 
and, to cap it all, came " Min and Bill. " 

Hollywood knows that one hit may be an accident but that 
four and five in a row mean a triumph. 

So Hollywood reached for its handkerchief when a heavy, 
tired, aging, very happy woman stepped out of her car one 
Thursday night into the collective arms of an entire community. 

She gritted her teeth 

ONE of Joe Frisco's 
first Hollywood 
experiences was what 
happened when he 
advertised for a cook. 
A beautiful blonde 

"W-w-what do y-you 
want?" he asked. 
"I've come in answer to your ad 
for a cook," she explained. 

Frisco considered her carefully. 

"G-g-g-go avyay," he said, "g-g-g-go 
away. If I h-hire you for a c-c-c-cook 
now, I know d-d-dam well it'll 
only be a week or t-t-t-two before I 
have to hire another c-c-cook for 
b-b-b-both of us!" 

On this occasion Wallace Beery, lumpy, villainous in ap] 
ance, proved himself a gallant and a gentleman of ! 
first water. 

Remember that "Min and Bill" is Wally's picture, i 
He is a co-star with Miss Dressier. He might easily h 
fought for a place in the limelight, sought to have diminished 
the "spot" his fellow-player was getting. 

But Beery had already had his 

"The Big House" is a matter of 
history. Butch had had his place in 
the sun. 

So when his car arrived, ahead of 
the Dressier machine, Wally unob- 
trusively slipped to one side and 
waited. When Miss Dressier arrived 
he offered her his arm for escort to 
the waiting microphones, hooked up 
for a national broadcast. He took 
her to see the enormous parchment 
book in which the arriving stars had 
written their names and messages of 
tributes to her. He subordinated 
himself completely. Miss Dressier 
sensed what he was doing, and im- 
pulsively pulled him back in front of 
the lights, and kissed him. 

Youngsters in the crowd howled 
with glee. But the oldsters there 
wiped away still another tear. 

For they knew this was no staged 
kiss, no caress for the sake of publici- 
ty or show-off, but an impulsive, lovely gesture of thanks from 
a grand woman with an overflowing heart, to a big, bulky, 
modern Knight of the Round Table. 

Hollywood's famous shell of super-smartness was broken 
with a vengeance. 

Hollywood knew that its hidden secret, its carefully guarded 
sentimentality, had at last broken its bonds. 

Two Kinds 


At the right we see the con- 
ventional Janet Gaynor- 
Charles Farrell clinch — 
Charles advancing, Janet re- 
treating, and all very sweet 
and coy. But what's this at 
the left? It's a Farrell-Gay- 
nor picture the like of which 
has never been seen up to 
now — Charlie doing a vicious 
choking act with his little 
screen sweetheart. It's from 
"The Man Who Came Back" 


Leslie Fen ton 




Two years ago they called 
him a nut when he chucked 
a million dollars' worth 
of talkie contracts and 
sailed away. Now he's back 
— and here's the reason! 

THE other night at the Embassy Club — that temple of 
Hollywood pretentiousness I saw Leslie Fenton danc- 
ing in a gentlemanly manner, wearing a faultless tail 
Coat and otherwise conducting himself like all the actors 
who live in Beverly Hills palaces. 

Nobody seemed to think it strange that Leslie Fenton should 
be seen in such a place in such a manner, but as for me. 1 found a 
corner and wept a few of my most poignant tears. I can't tell 
you how I felt about it — sort of frustrated and terribly dis- 
appointed. Lor Leslie Fenton had been my small, steady- 
burning light in the Hollywood conflagration. 

Here's the story. 

A year ago he chucked pictures. He was at the peak of his 
career. He had been offered three important contracts. He 
might have remained in Hollywood and made a million dollars. 
Instead he shipped on an Italian tramp steamer bound for the 
island of Majorca and other points Last ami West 

When everybody said to him, " You fool. You might stay in 
Hollywood and make a million dollars." he answered, "That's 
just what I'm afraid of. There's nothing so enslaving as money. 
Look at the great actors who come to Hollywood and exude 
complacency. They were great when they were rebels. Xow 
they are householders with yachts and swimming pool> " 

Of course, Hollywood said he had gone completely off his nut, 
due, perhaps, to the fact that he had played so many perform- 
ances of "The American Tragedy." It sometimes gets actors. 

And, although I didn't know Leslie Fenton. I went about 
giving three rousing cheers and a tiger for the one person who 
had the courage to throw aside the sham of Hollywood while 
he was at the top. 

I made myself quite a nuisance, and after a while people got 
tired of listening to me go on about 

the Leslie Fenton business. But the r> IS /7 / 7. „ „ 

more 1 thought of it the more it got to -£> y l\ U I fl C f 

The latest picture of LeslieFenton, taken since he 
fled from the Hollywood reservation in search of 
freedom. Note the go-to-heck look in the eyes. 
Now he's home again for more wander-dough 

mean to me. It seemed pretty swell that a man who could have 
all the money he wanted would prefer to throw it away for ad- 
venture. And whenever the circle of the fdm center closed in 
upon me I'd say to myself, "But look what Leslie Fenton did!" 

And when actors told me sad stories about how they had 
tasted the bitterness of Hollywood I always said, "But th< 
Leslie Fenton." 

So maybe you understand why I wept on my very best eve- 
ning dress when I saw him as one of the smug dancers on the 
Embassy Club floor, doing just what he'd run away from. 

THE next day there was an item in the paper to the effect that 
Leslie Fenton had signed with Fox for " The Man Who Came 
Back." That was irony. He went away to avoid the self- 
satisfied hum-drum of the studios. And in a little over a year 
he hail come bark to smear his face with grease paint. Oddly 
enough, in the Lox picture he's an off-stage voice— but a very 
important one! 

I talked to Lvelyn Brent about it. because she's such a swell 
girl and usually sees things so clearly. She said she knew 
pretty well and I ought to ask him outright why he returned. 

" I'm afraid to," I said. " I'm afraid he'll <av that adventure 
is all right in its place, but that a man does have his duty t 
public to consider and that dear old Hollywood is a pretty good 
place after all." 

Betty Brent smiled and said, " I don't believe Leslie Fenton 
will say that." 

And then I sat opposite him at luncheon a few days later and 
asked. "Why did you come back to 
I J // » - / Hollywood?" 

I II L £\lUCjl [ PLEASE TURN 1 I ^5 ] 

HAVE Greta Garbo and Clarence Brown 
Is the greatest and most successful 
director-star combination in modern pictures 
busted wide open? 

So says Hollywood rumor. Brown is not 
directing Garbo in "Susan Lenox," King Vidor 

is handling the job. The Garbo- Brown dis- 
agreement is said to have taken place during 
t lie making of the recently completed " Inspira- 

Ik-ginning with " Flesh and the Devil," 
Brown has directed the Swede in most of her 
great pictures, including her first three talkies. 
She usually demanded him. 

Is it all over now? If it is, both will be badly, 
if not mortally, hurt. For they're a great team! 



No, not Florida! Not Malibu 
Beach! Not even Deauville or 
Coney Island! Nancy Carroll is 
giving us an eyeful on the hot 
sands of Paramount's Eastern 
Studio — in "Stolen Heaven" 

T OUELLA PARSONS tells a grand one anent 
-'—'the Garbo-Dietrich situation. 

It appears M-G-M wanted some new photos 
of Garbo. And Garbo doesn't like to pose. 

A publicity man went to her. 

"We need some new pictures of you," he 

She did as expected. "Why you want me to 
pose? Have you not maybe already a million 
or two pictures of me? Why can you not use 
them instead of asking me to pose again?'' 

The boy thought fast. 

The Monthly 


Joan Crawford has gone into the newspaper business — for camera 
purposes only — and here we see the new sob-sister at work pounding 
out the conventional story of the crippled apple vender. Next her is 
Cliff Edwards, and in the rear Director Harry Beaumont and camera- 
man. From "Dance, Fool, Dance" 

"You see," he said, " Paramount has used all 
those old ones we had to exploit Marlene 

Garbo grinned. 

"All right. I- come then," she agreed. 

AND somebody said, "There is 
really no Greta Garbo nor no 
Marlene Dietrich. They're both 
Gwen Lee." 

WELL, Hollywood wasn't surprised when it 
learned that John McCormick (Colleen 
Moore's ex-hubby; NOT the Irish singer) is to 
take another wife. She's Mae Clark, stage and 
screen girl. 

The couple told a few friends about it, and 
the news flew over Hollywood. As a matter of 
fact the romance has been growing since last 
fall — all their friends have noticed it. 

The wedding can't be until next May, when 
the McCormick-Moore decree is finalized. 

AS this is written, people who've been seen 
places together include: 
Russell Gleason and Marguerite Churchill. 

Roscoe Arbuckle and Addie McPhail. 
Ivan LebedetT and Thelma Todd. 
Fred Scott and Sally Starr. 
William Powell and Carole Lombard. 
But that's as this is written — by the time 
you read it — well, you know Hollywood. 

AUSTIN Joke No. 3875, Holly- 
wood Version: 
Movie actor comes out of theater 
after seeing the preview of his first 
picture. He couldn't get back into 
his Austin. 

MARLENE DIETRICH, the new sensation 
by virtue of talent and beauty, hankered 
for her baby in Germany. 

" Morocco " a hit and " Dishonored " finished, 
she set out for six weeks' holiday — a Christmas 
with her dear ones at home. 

She arrived in New York one Friday morn- 
ing. Then began a day full of marvels — what 
a girl! 

She found "Morocco" a sensation on Broad- 
way. The day she arrived "The Blue Angel'' 
opened at a Broadway theater. That's the 




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Harold Lloyd has two daughters now! Marjorie Elizabeth, right, has 
been legally adopted by the comic and his wife, and Mildred Gloria 
has a playmate on the Lloyd estate. Mildred Gloria, broadly grinning 
here, seems to be having the tooth trouble which falls upon young 
ladies and gentlemen of her tender age 



great picture starring Tannings and her- 
self, which Josef Von Sternberg directed in 

She went to .1 hotel to rest The press paid 
court. At noon she lunched amid stares and 
ohs and ahs. In the evening Fredric March 
introduced her from the stage of the Rivoli 
Theater, where "Morocco" was showing. 

At midnight she went aboard a liner and 
sailed away tor a happy stay at home. 

A German girl, new to this country and nearly 
new to films — the first actress in talkie history 
to have two pictures making extended runs on 
Broadway at the same time, and these her first 
two pictures! Tie that, some bright girl! 

And is Marlene beautiful! If you think she's 
blazing on the screen — well, she's blistering in 
person Take it from Cal. he saw her. And he 
hasn't been the same since! 

A FTER the making of "Morocco," Gary 
■* K'ooperand Marlene were slated for another 
film together. But Victor Mcl.aglen was bor- 
rowed from Fox instead, and they said Gary 
couldn't do the part because he was too ex- 
hausted from the many pictures he had made. 

A(«*l folk* 

However, rumor has it that the big boy'from 
Montana was pretty disgruntled over the fact 
that "Morooc 1 ' had been cut to give Marlene 
every break. He feels that the studio has used 
him as a stepping stone for the new star. 

BILLIE DOVE! is wearing a colos- 
sal diamond on that finger. 
Howard Hughes is one man who of 
the few men in Hollywood would 
have had enough money to buy it. 

They're still admitting nothing. 
They're also still denying nothing. 

A EL of theTioIlywood wonder boy? and girls 
■**-have been wondering how Greta Garbo 
would feel about Marlene. who is a formidable 
contender for the Garbo crown. 

Garbo. as usual, is silent but her very favor- 
ite phonograph record is a German blues tune 
sung by — -guess who! — Marlene Dietrich, her- 
self. Garbo plays it over and over. 

A PRODUCER had selected Louis Brom- 
field. author of "The Green Bay Tree." 
"Possession" and "24 Hours'' — all of them 

Standing in the reflected glory of 
her sister. Terry Carroll, sister of 
Nancy, appears with the star for 
the first time in Paramount's 
"Stolen Heaven." See Nancy in 
the glass? 

The others' V d. Colleen Moore's 

show died a quick death on the road. Rod 
I. a Rocque and Vilma Banky disappeared in 
the hinterland. -itine reports are not 

in on Olive Borden's play. Anna May 
isdoinc fine in 'On the Spot." an Edgar Wal- 
lace thriller, and so is I he veteran Crane Wilbur, 
the orieinal Peril ot Pauline. 

But Lya He Putti suffered the most tragic 
fate. She opened on Broadway in a terrible 
play called "Made in France." The critics 
were vicious. Unnecessarily brutal to poor 

Tune in, folks, on Cal York' 

Many of our film friends have 
turned to the stage recently, but 
here's Hollywood's finest gift to 
the theater this season! Little 
Lois Moran as she appears in 
"This Is New York," in which she 
has scored a hit 

Lya. After one performance, broken by critical 
cruelty, Lya took to her bed. 

And that was the end of that sad little 
chapter, and the play. 

XTORMA TALMADGE is on the stage! 
■*-^ The veteran star has joined the road 
company of the Zoe Akins stage comedy hit, 
"The Greeks Had a Word for It'' — which show 
is a raging hit on Broadway. 

Norma saw and coveted it when she was in 
New York last fall. Now she will not only 
make a picture of it, but is trouping in the 
play itself! And she loves it. Incidentally, 


United Artists gave up $100,000 for the picture 
rights. Hits come high! 

XT7EDDINGS are dynamite— at 'east in the 
W magazine business. 

Charles Karrell and Virginia Valli were all set 
to wed when Charlie finished "The Man Who 
Came Hack." That happened late one Satur- 
day night. Next day he started work on his 
next, "Squadrons." 

Hardly time for a nap, let alone a wedding, 
between cameras! So there we all were — 
Charlie, Virginia and the rest of us. 

But the wedding's still on — no doubt long 
ere you read these. Unless, of course, Charlie 
never gets time off to wed the lovely Virginia. 
Oh, wirra, wirra! 

THEY all go Hollywood! One 
of the African natives brought 
over by Van Dyke for "Trader Horn" 
was caught in the act of wearing a 

A yf EXICO CITY was in a frenzy not long 
■"•"■•■ago. The report flew through the town 
that Ramon Novarro had shot Harold Lloyd 
dead! Nobody knew how the weird yarn start- 
ed. The story had it that Harold had insulted 
the Mexican flag while making a picture, and 
that Ramon, his nationality all aroused, had 
let him have it — bang! It took quite a time to 
squelch the silly story. 

Oddly enough, both boys are great Mexico 
City pets — Ramon for obvious reasons and 
Lloyd because his comedies simply slay the 
Mexicanos. In fact, Harold is the only actor 
who rates a pet name. They call him"Delga- 
dillo," which is Mexican slang for what cor- 
responds to our "Skinny." 

WE all remember how the lovely and 
stage-famous Ina Claire burned when 
Jack Gilbert got all the headlines at the time 
of their marriage. But the good stories are 

just coming out. Walter Winchell relates it in 
the New York Mirror. 

"How does it feel to be married to a star?" 
asked a Hollywood chatter writer, after the 

Ina froze her — and when Ina freezes 'em,- 
friends, they stay friz for weeks. 

"Why," asked Ina, "don't you ask Mr. 

SH! — but keep an eye on Jack 
Oakie and Mary Brian. They're 
going places together. 

Mary hasn't looked so happy since 
Rudy Vallee took the grand crush to 
her while Hollywooding. 

TT'S smart to have a baby. Remember the 
-*■ days when the birth of a child would be 
regarded as any movie star's most embarrassing 
moment? Poor baby would be locked up in a 
sound-proof nursery and swaddled in secrecy! 

At last babies are fashionable. The stars 
may have them, take them out for an airing, 
pose them for photographers. The old notion 
that the fans would be shocked has been 

The Norma Shearer fans were actually de- 
lighted by the appearance of Irving Thalberg, 
Jr. Nancy Carroll's little daughter hasn't 
diluted her popularity. The women haven't 
registered a single pang of jealousy over three 
matinee idols who recently suffered the acute 
agonies of a vigil in the maternity hospital. 
John Barrymore, Robert Montgomery, Chester 
Morris, real pets of the matinee trade, have 
dared to become fathers. 

Babies have become so fashionable in Holly- 
wood that even the ingenues may have them, 
provided, of course, they take the precaution 
of marrying. 

■DUSTER KEATON almost killed Lew Cody 
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Cream or lemon? And do have another smidgin of toast ! Marion Davies 
revived the merry old custom of five o'clock tea on the set when she was 
making "The Bachelor Father" for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer release. 
From left to right, Director Bob Leonard, Ralph Forbes, C. Aubrey Smith 
and the fair hostess 

II o 1 1 y w o o d S t a t i o n — N-E-W-S 

He'i crazj about them. They're 
museum pit 

Unknown to Lew, Kenton and em t plaster- 
ol paria copies <>f the vases made and substi- 
tuted them for the originals. night, 
Buster called on Lew, 

Lew, that's a swell vase," he said, 
i I.; up one. Clumsily he dropped it. It 
I up. 
Lew almosl fainted. 

ished, Buster stepped luck and upset the 
other vase. 

i rued. 
'I hm they told him the truth. 
Just jolly Hollywood pranking. 

Nwn c IRROLL celebrated her twenty- 
fourth birthday by rehearsing a Ions 
with Phillips Holmes for "Stolen Heaven." 
the final take they let her go home and birthday cake with husband Jack Kirk lam I 
and four year old Patricia. 

\.i ii | and Patricia created quite ■ stir on 

Upper Broadway in New York one sunny Sun- 
day afternoon this winter. A crowd of admir- 
iio had recognized Nancy gathered about 
them as Patricia inspected toys in a shop 

Everyone asked Nancy if the little figure in 

red was her daughter, and Nancy introduced 
them all to "little Robin Redbreast. " Patricia's 
brown eyes danced and her head bobbed with 

She doesn't look a bit likelier famous mother, 
but she's evidently going to be a beauty in her 
own right 

\ disgruntled newspaper reporter who 

wanted to publicise Patricia, in spite of her 
parents' elTorts to shield her from the spot- 
light, once threatened to spread the word that 
Patricia was disfigured, or crippled, or imbe- 
cile, unless she was allowed to see and talk to 
the child and write a story about her. Hut one 
look at merry eyed, sturdy little Patricia 
would set all doubts at n 

\A \\ ' SL \ I I I i:\ ■. , an extra girl In the 
'■'■'•Paramount picture, "Laughter. On the 


ped. " Why, you look lib 

V.a \|.,', i Matt | ' land in fur " v ' 
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pl u e during tho 
and cs i the 

iboul Naii' ' and 

ii jure. Her rid hail 

way. Her fac e anil featip :rdly 

The job of "standing" might be tiring f>T 

, who has to do thl 

having the time of her life it means steady 
work until the pi< ture i> < ompleted, and maybe 

lots more work after that. 

\\ 711. i. ROGERS plays polo. He pli 
W win. He's one of the wildest playi 

any polo fii 

So FOX officials are v, and. They'n 
that some day, right in the middle of a produi - 
tion, he'll get a broken something or other. So 

they ask him, regularly, please not to play polo 
during production. 

It's not in the con! I 

So W ill plays polo. 
An obliging chap! 

HERE'S another Scotch story and 
they're] telling it on Chester 

Al Boasberg and his wife passed 
the funny man's house one evening. 
"There's a light on," said Mrs. B. 
"He must be at home." 

"If there's a light on," said Al, 
"he's entertaining." 

ONE of the finest manifestations of modesty 
Hollywood has seen — and it doesn't see 
many! — was Marjorie Rambeau's curtain 

Extra! Ronald Colman buys a member of his supporting cast in "The 
Devil to Pay"! George, this wire-haired terrier, played a charming 
scene with Ronnie in his new picture, and nearly stole the sequence. 
Ronnie liked the pup, and decided he had better buy the rival and retire 
him from the screen 

Divorced again ! Robert Ames 
has just heard the judge pro- 
nounce him free from his third 
wife, Helen Muriel Oakes, who 
said they didn't get on. We hear 
Bob is now going about with a 
thrice-divorced charmer 

appearance at the premiere of "Minand Bill." 

narjorie i- ■ trou] -ie on the 

And in " Min and Bill " she cave such a 

grand performance that she's likely to be 

Starr -alt. 

Vet in her curtain speech, she said only that 

" It was a wonderful break for me to be allowed 

to play in a picture with such great artists as 

Mr. Beery and Miss Dressier." 


ADIO-KEITH-ORrHF.l'M. maker of 
Radio Pictures, has lx)ught Pathc! 
This means studio, stock, lock, barrel, good 


Her uncounted thousands of fans have risen 
as one mighty army and shouted "One Mickey 
Mouse, one Shakespeare, one Joe Doakes, one 
Garbo!" Frenzied by the thought that anyone 
dares, even by act of Providence, to resemble 
Greta Garbo, they are bombarding this 
editorial trench with heavy shells filled with 
short, sharp little words that bite and sting. 



By Leonard Hall 

IS that thunder, mother, that is shaking the 
plaster down into my bean soup? 
No, my child, it is the guns! 
The battle of Greta Garbo and Marlene 
Dietrich — one of the most ferocious in the 
history of the screen — is now raging. 

And nobody started it! 

Heaven knows Garbo didn't. She's been toil- 
ing on the sets and retreating to her guarded 
castle in the Santa Monica hills. As far as we 
know, the gorgeous Dietrich, to her, is still an 
unconfirmed rumor. 

Dietrich didn't. She's a jolly German girl, 
even more beautiful than sin, who was lured to 
this country, trained and groomed, and pushed 
before the camera. Paramount didn't fire the 
first gun — on the contrary, it fought for peace by 
demanding that their Miss Dietrich and Metro's 
Miss Garbo never be mentioned in the same ten 
breaths. Metro, of course, merely sat out in 
Culver City, smiling the smile of the Sphinx. 

Yet the battle that no one started screams and 
thunders across this fair republic. 

There is an old and toothless gag to the effect 
that it takes two sides to make a fight. This is 
strictly the old hooey, or, in the original Latin, 
the phonus bollonus. 

IN the case of any argument, bickering or 
brannigan in which the name of Greta Garbo 
appears, only one side is sufficient to make a 
battle of major proportions. That, of course, 
is the side of the Garbo-maniacs, to whom the 
Beautiful Swede is only one hop, skip and jump 
from downright divinity — and sometimes not 
even that. 

The history of the first skirmishes of the 
Garbo-Dietrich battle is brief and pointed. 

Director Josef Von Sternberg "discovered," — 
for the American screen — and brought to this 
country, a very beautiful German musical comedy 
and screen actress named Marlene Dietrich. The 
moment her first pictures appeared in the Ameri- 
can press, there was a flurry. She bore a distinct 
resemblance, from some angles, to the current 
queen, Greta Garbo. She also resembled, in 
profile, the late Jeanne Eagles. 

The Garbo-maniacs, raving mad in their 
idolatry, issued from their caves and began 

In due time Miss Dietrich's first American- 
made talkie appeared. "Morocco" was a labor 
of love and justification on the part of Director 



The battle is on! 
Into the dugouts! 
A v e r b a 1 barrage 
thunders over the 
charms and talents 
of Paramo tint's rising 
star and the goddess 
of M-G-M's studio 

Von Sternberg. With infinite pains he had 
trained, rehearsed and projected his German find. 
No question about it Miss Dietrich showed 
definite Garboesque symptoms, at least in the 
minds of the Garbo fans. The critics remarked 
on it. The low growls of the Garbo devotees 
became shrieks, then roars. 

THE beautiful German girl, new to the mad- 
nesses of Hollywood, lonely for her husband 
and little daughter in the Fatherland, just trying 
to make good for God, for country, for Von Stern- 
berg, and for Marlene, became the focal point 
of a vocal and epistolary storm that is wrecking 
bridge games, tea fights, family gatherings and 
erstwhile happy American homes all over the 

\ couple of months ago Protopi \v stepped 

into a hornets' nest. 

We printed an informative story about Miss 
Dietrich. It was entitled "She Threatens 
Garbo's Throne." It described the Prussian 
Peacherino, and definitely hinted that a potential 
rival to the solitary Swede was now on deck 
another beauty, bursting with a similar allure. 
possessing more than a dash oi screen mystery, 
and with a talent both wide and deep. 

Bang! Sumter was tired on! The Maine had 

i sunk! The fatal shot was heard again at 

ijevo! Sheridan was at least thirty miles 

away! And the author. Katherine Albert, ran 

for her private cyclone cellar. 

The Garbo-maniacs, to whom any mention of 
an actress in the same wheeze is sheer blasphemy, 
seized their pens, and clattered their typewriters 
like so many machine guns. 

HE \R some shots from the barrage that has 
fallen on this trembling editorial dugout in 

the past month: 

From M. 1.. K.. of Detroit. Mich.: 

"Die woman to compete with Greta Garbo 

will not be born! Garbo to us is not a woman — 

she is a goddess. There will be one Garbo. 

Down with the imitators! Vive la Garbo! - ' 
From Miss J. D. W.. of Chicago, 111.: 
"Garbo's subjects are legion. If she ever 

descends from the throne, that throne, like 

Valentino's, will remain vacant! Long live the 

queen. Miss Greta Garbo!'' 

"A Garbo-Maniac," situate in Meridian, Miss., 

takes her tiery pen in hand: 

"This Marlene [ please turn to page 106 ] 



And here's the unwitting, or innocent, cause 
of the great Garbo-Dietrich war now raging — 
the beautiful Marlene herself. Do vou think 
she looks like Garbo — that she's trying to re- 
semble Garbo the Great? True, she's blonde, 
beautiful, mysterious and alluring. But >o are 
several others. We vote that Marlene Dietrich 
is Marlene Dietrich, and no copv of anvone! 




THE DEVIL TO PAY— United Artists-Sam Goldwyn 

RONNIE COLMAN breezes hilariously through a giggle- 
some story about the big moment in a delightful wast- 
rel's love-life. It's all a tasty souffle of lightheartedness, 
warmly spiced with sophistication, garnished with sparkling 
lines and situations, and served with the proposition that 
life simply isn't to be taken seriously! 

It's Colman's picture throughout, and what that man 
does with his opportunities! Loretta Young is lovely, and 
Myrna Loy is caloric. And what a style show! The rest of 
the cast is excellent, but as much as anybody, Author 
Frederick Lonsdale and Director George Fitzmaurice rate 
congratulations. So does Fred Kerr as the grumpy dad. 

One member of the cast doesn't get deserved screen credit 
— a wire-haired terrier that steals the early sequences. 



JUST because you've seen a lot of prison pictures don't 
think you can afford to pass this one up. If you do, you'll 
miss some of the finest acting, directing and dialogue of this 
or any other movie season. 

You perhaps already know the stirring Martin Flavin 
play. The plot is not the main attraction. It's the terrific 
" feel " of prison life that you get, the great surge of emotion 
behind it all — the strange code that exists both in and out of 
prison walls. 

Walter Huston has never done a better job than as the dis- 
trict attorney and, later, the warden. Phillips Holmes is per- 
fect as the boy. Constance Cummings, a new face, is nice as 
the girl. The whole thing is too intense, too vital for tears. 
But it's something you'll never forget. 



<ua. u.ia. fat. orr.) M 

A Review of the New Pictures 




IF there are still doubters as to the talkies, coax or drag 
them to see this brilliantly done picture. Use force, if 
necessary! As a stage play, "The Royal Family" was the 
joy of its season. But — and you'll believe this when you 
see it — it's far greater as a talking picture. 

For the camera follows the mad Cavendishes, royal family 
of the theater. No longer is this comedy by George Kauf- 
man and Edna Ferber confined to the three cramping walls 
of a stage. It talks — and how it moves! 

"The Royal Family of Broadway" is not, as you might 
think, a costume piece, but a vivid, funny, sad story of the 
great Cavendish tribe of actors — three generations of a 
mighty family, with a historic past and a great future. Gos- 
sips have connected it with the Barrymore family, and the 
Barrymores and Cavendishes touch at many points. 

They all try to leave the stage, poor dears — but they 
never do. Not even young love can keep the daughter of the 
tribe away from the footlights. And they die in their dress- 
ing rooms, being true troupers in the great tradition. 

Ina Claire is simply magnificent as Julie, and Fredric 
March does the work of his life as the mad Tony, who went 
into pictures. Fine work, too, by Henrietta Crosman, Mary 
Brian and Charles Starrett. 

This picture has everything. 


The Best Pictures of the Month 

llll < RIMINA1 < OD1 llll BL1 I ANG1 I 

nil GRJ \i mi adow < imakkon 

The Best Performances of the Month 

In.i Claire in "The Royal Family o( Broadway" 
Predric March in "The Royal Family ol Broadway" 

•t-r Vail m "The Devil's Battalion" 
Loretta Young in "The Deri! s Battalioo" 

Ronald Colman in "The Devil to Pay" 

Walter Huston in "The Criminal Code" 

Phillips Holmes in "The Criminal I 

Emil Jannings in "The Blue Angel" 

Marlcne Dutnch in "The Blue Angel" 

Eleanor Boardman in "The Great Meadow" 

Greta Garbo in "Inspiration" 

Douglas Fairbanks in "Reaching for the Moon" 

Ruth Chatterton in "The Right to I.o\,e" 

George Bancroft in "Scandal Sheet" 

Marion Davies in "The Bachelor Father" 

C. Aubrey Smith in "The Bachelor Father" 

Casts of all photoplays reviewed will be found on page 138 



HERE'S i -pectacular talking picture that's also a Ml )V- 
ING picture. That's what we've all been wanting, 
isn't it? 

This is really " Beau Ideal," sequel to " Beau Geste." that 
grand old heart-twister of the bygone silent days. " Beau 
Ideal " is based on that same powerful theme of a great, self 
sacrificing love between men. It tells about the same- 
characters — using in some cases even the same actors who 
played in "Beau Geste." It is set in the same soul bli.-ter 
ing locale — the desert Africa of the Foreign Legion. But 
DOW it lives with voice, and is aglow with the great advance 
in technique that the screen has achieved. 

Brenon is a director who knows mass-movement. He's 
given us battle scenes that are superior in their field to any- 
thing that's been done before. His desert scenes are marvels 
of photography and direction. The man knows PICTURE, 
and how to tell a story with it. 

A bit the less great in that he forces his characters to talk 
in the stilted style that went out years ago, it's still a great 

Lester Vail debuts as a screen hero and does it splendidly. 
Loretta Young does a truly magnificent piece of work in the 
short role she has. Ralph Forbes, Don Alvarado, Otto 
Matiessen stand out. 



II 'S Emil Tannings first talkie in English. It i- the picture 
that brought Marlene Dietrich to the fans of the world. 
It was directed by the able Josef Von Sternberg And it's 
a knockout! 

It'.-, the simple story of a pompous German high school 
professor who falls in love with a beautiful, I>,k1 singer in a 

low cabaret, and .-ink* first to degradation, ami then to 
death. Plenty of types and atmosphere, and one Bweel tune. 
Tannings plays all his old parts again plays them mag- 
aiftcently, as only Jannings can. He doesn't talk much, and 
then very heavily. Dietri< h is beautiful and fine, and I 
only like Dietrich. A .-ombre story, badly recorded in ' 
many but a picture that will fascii by the sheer 

power and glory of it- t 



THIS is an epic. But don't be alarmed. It is an intimate 
epic and you're more interested in learning what will 
happen to the people in the story | the book was Her) 

than to the tiny caravan that treks from "Yirginy" to the 
wilderness of " Kenturk 5 >u have both the sweep of a 
great spectacle on wide film and the beauty of an exciting 

er before has Ilea: man been so lovely. 

Never before has she given such a t>erformance. making 
that pioneer woman possess youth and dti - 1 anor 

has first place but the rest of that long and famous cast arc 
perfect. There are Johnnie Mack Brown, Lucille La Verne, 
Gavin Gordon, Billy Bakewell and others You'll be thrilled 
by the beauty, charm and grandeur of this one. 

Here's Your Monthly Shopping List! 

Radio Pictures 


THE talkie version of Edna Ferber's thrilling novel of pioneer 
days in Oklahoma is by far the finest thing Radio Pictures 
and Richard Dix have ever done. The picture carries all the 
sweep and power of Ferber's best seller. Not only is the land 
rush sequence one of the most exciting ever shot, but Due's 
portrayal of Yancey Cravat gives him new screen rating as one 
of our finest actors. One of the year's best pictures. 

GARBO was never lovelier nor more youthful than she is in 
this very modern version of the old, old story, "Sappho," 
with Greta as the French siren against a Paris background. As 
you know, the fable of an indiscreet girl who pays too dearly. 
Robert Montgomery seems miscast opposite. Lewis Stone, 
Marjorie Rambeau and Beryl Mercer lend good support, and 
Clarence Brown's direction is neat, as always. 

United Artists 



Radio Pictures 

IF anybody but Doug Fairbanks played in this, you might not 
like it. But Doug, with the vitality of a kid, leaps merrily 
through a dizzy hodge-podge of gags good and bad, old and new. 
He plays a mad, bounding Babbitt who makes and loses for- 
tunes between reels. Bebe Daniels, gone beautiful and blonde, 
is opposite, and Edward Everett Horton and Claude Allister 
hand laughs. Written by Irving Berlin, but no songs. 

LOWELL SHERMAX again directs himself in a yarn about 
the intimate moments of romantic royalty that makes you 
leave the theater in a glow. The plot's smart, the dialogue 
charming and the acting simply grand. Lowell's the shy king. 
Mary Astor makes a gorgeous princess, and Nance O'Xeil is 
every inch a publicity-seeking queen. Made from "The 
Queen's Husband," by Robert E. Sherwood. Fine talkie. 



INTO the jungles of Sumatra a genius named Ernest Schoed- 
sack took a camera and great patience. He brought back as 
engrossing a movie as has ever been made. It tells a simple 
story of tragedy and retribution in the lives of jungle beasts. 
In sequences, you'll howl with laughter. But we'll warrant that 
you'll also sob with sorrow. " Rango " is utterly, magnificently 
different from everything else. 

SEE this lovely thing, by all means, but don't go to have fun. 
It is a gem of a picture. Poignant, beautiful, sincere. Chat- 
terton— oh, what is there to say about Ruth when she is all an 
actress should be as the mother who knew love (for so brief a 
time) and wanted her daughter to know it, too! Ruth plays 
both parts with a realism that makes the characterizations 
vivid. Superb direction. 


The First and Best Ta 1 k i e Reviews! 


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THERE was .1 lonely little princess in the Balkans. That's 
Maureen O'Sullivan. And there was B son of an American 
millionaire disguised as a plumbing inspector. That's Charles 
Farrell. Blooie Romance! A nice little Cinderella yarn that 
patters along pleasantly and harmlessly. The two leads are 
nice, and they are ably aided by Berl Roach, I. mien Prival and 
11. B. Warner. Maureen does very well. 

SUPERLATIVELY fine newspaper story, wherein <■■ 
Bancroft, ;h the managing editor who remains true to the 

traditions of the trade though it COStS him everything 
BUperb. Tremendous suspense, nerve tingling drama and 
noteworthy faithfulness to the truth of newspapering. And 
not ONE drunken reporter I K.iv Francis and Cfive Brool 

fine work. Splendid dialogue and exemplary direi tion. 


H \< HI I OR 

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ASPRK IHlLYj amusing, sophisticated comedy with Marion 
Davies in excellent form as the grand comedienne she is. 

If you saw the play you 11 be disappointed insomeof the chan 
But whether you did or didn't you'll get a million laughs. 
(' Aubrey Smith, who created the role, is absolutely price- 
It-- as the bachelor father. Ralph Forbes is the leading man. 
You'll he sorry if you don't see it. 

THANKS to Leon Krrol, of the rubber legs, this is an < 
tionally funny and pleasant little romantic comedy. Aided 
by Stewart Erwin, Krrol captures the picture and makes it a 
real laughing matter. I, eon plays a comical crook. The n 
pretty much romance, with Richard Arlen and Mary Briai 
the love intere.-t. Both do nice work, but the picture IS in the 
pocket of old Dr. Krrol. 

— Radio 

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MISTRl ss 

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IDIOTS Wheeler and Woolsey perform their fooleries in a 
moribund hotel, which they try to resuscitate in behalf of 
Love-Interest Dorothy Lee. Concentrated machine gun fire of 
rival gangs adds to the piquancy of the proceedings. Gargan- 
tuan Jobyna Howland and Absurd Oaf Hugh Herbert give the 
two W's a hard run for comedy honors. If you don't laugh 
hugely at this, you're diaphragm-bound! 

AM) here are Mr. and Mrs. Hebe Daniels — er, beg pardon! 
It's the Hen Lyonscs!- playing the romantic leads in one 
of these ultra-modern love things. Fairly faithful to the book, 
too. Hebe and Hen are satisfactorily amatory where and when 
required, and Lewis Stone plays with customary perfection. 
It's really a delightfully entertaining picture, and there are 
some swell clothes, [ additional reviews on page 1 1 x j 


"Merton" himself. 
Richard Cromwell, 
just twenty, who was 
pushed into the spotlight 
when he appeared in the 
talkie, "Tol'able David" 


J a rv i s 

A Real '"Mem ( m of the Movies" 


E always knew it was to happen. He isn't 
surprised. But is he thrilled! Blushes_ 
mount to his pink, cheeks. Tears flood his 
blue eyes. He is bewildered with the wonder 
He is a really, truly, honest-to-goodness movie 

of it. 

Thus has the incredibly naive "Merton of the Movies" 
actually come to life in the ornamental person of Richard 
Cromwell, Columbia's overnight star of "Tol'able David." 

Surely you remember the fictional Merton, who prayed God 
to make him a good movie actor, and then never quite under- 
stood how it happened. 

That's Richard. He didn't actually ask God. But he had 
the feeling that some Monumental Casting Agent, call it 
" Destiny," was pulling for him all the time. And he never lost 
faith that it would all come out some day as he had dreamed. 

Richard is twenty. That makes him older than Davey Lee. 
But his artlessness makes little Davey seem as blase as Lowell 
Sherman. There's nothing blase about Richard. Movie star- 
dom is too terribly new and too thrilling. He's quite sure it was 
Fate. How could any cynic call it accident when these are 
the facts! 

Columbia was simply desperate for a boy to play "Tol'able 
David." Every juvenile in Hollywood had been tested. All 
had failed to meet director John Blystone's strict requirements 
of boyishness, idealism, sensitiveness, freshness. Young Roy 
Radabaugh, who had been making lamp shades, running a gift 
shoppe, painting arty bathrooms, knew that Fate intended him 
to play " Tol'able David " and applied for the role. The casting 
director's office was filled with youths who had the same ambi- 
tion. When the casting director looked them over and sent 
them away, Roy Radabaugh hid on a dark stage and cried. A 
kindly office girl found him there. He became Richard Crom- 
well, the "find" who was to play David. 

RICHARD continued to cry through the filming of the pic- 
ture. He cried when he thought he'd done something 
clumsy. He cried when the studio people were kind to him. 
He cried during the big emotional scene of "Tol'able David." 
And lo, and behold, he was a great "emotional actor." 

Columbia itself didn't know how great until three monthslater, 


when the critics saw the crying scene. The critics 

raved, and suddenly the wheels of Publicity began to 

move toward the conversion of the bewildered Richard 

into a national movie idol. 

The picture was to open in New York. Columbia 

decided that it might be a good stunt to bring the youngster 

here to see it. He was on the train when the sudden decision 

was made to introduce him in a series of personal appearances. 

Hasty wires. Richard had no suitable clothes. Kansas City 

haberdashers met the train with new suits, a Tuxedo, a hat. 

Photographers met the train in New York. An entourage of 

chaperons and press agents suddenly appeared. A swanky 

suite in a flashy new hotel was engaged. A radio speech on the 

wonders of New York was written. (Richard almost cried from 

fright when he delivered it.) 

HE was lugged to see the last acts of shows, the first half of 
hockey matches, fie was driven down Broadway in a 
gaudy roadster. He was taken to meet the Mayor, to lunch at 
business men's clubs. The press was invited to hear him say 
that he thought New York was wonderful. 

His naivete was enthusiastically acclaimed as " so refreshing." 
His artlessness was "quaint." His bewilderment was "simply 
cunning." Before he could get spots on his new Tuxedo and tired 
rings under his eyes, he was dispatched to Washington for fur- 
ther exhibits — an overnight movie star! 

What's to be done with him now is Columbia's business. 
Richard lives at home with his mother, two little sisters and a 
brother. He has a contract which assures escape from the art 
shoppe. He is a Garbo fan and hopes that Fate will come 
through again and cast him opposite his idol. 

lie has the play picked out. "Fata Morgana," a drama 
about a country boy's seduction by his city cousin! Richard's 
choice of the play may seem to belie his artlessness. But really 
it clinches it. Imagine anybody snatching a cherub from the 
clouds! And that's what it would be to subject such a sensi- 
tive, naive, astonished new movie star to the rude shock of 
adult emotions. 

Richard has had his trip to Heaven. How long he remains 
there is up to the Destiny in which he has such a profound and 
touching belief. 


Tomboy of 
the Talkies 


There's a Winnie Lightner who socks 
over the hotsy-totsy songs — and then 
there's a Winnie you'll read ahout here! 

By Rosali)id Shepard 

HE'S the tomboy of the talkies! 

The red-headed whirlwind, and 

I the gay baby who makes old men 

act childish! Wild Winnie — she always wows 'em. Just 
the same in real life as in reel life. . . . 

her press agent. And it's quite true -with reservations. 

She's more than that, this Winnie Lightner the song-plugger, 
the wise-cracker. She's something that heretofore Greta 
Garbo, Jetta Goudal, and maybe Clara Bow have had the first 
claim to. She's another Least Understood Woman in Holly- 

When the average publicity writer can find the slightest ex- 
cuse for calling his client a "dual personality," he's perfectly 
happy. I don't know just why nobody has stumbled upon the 
none-too-obvious fact that Winnie Lightner was practically 
made to fit the description, unless it might be for the perfectly 
true reason that Winnie doesn't want it known. For that's one 
of the most endearing things about her — the hiding of her real 
self, not from secretiveness nor snobbishness, but from sheer 
dislike of hurting people. 

Painted with a broad brush and the gaudiest of colors, the 
picture that is Winnie Lightner on the screen tallies identically 
with that which she gives to her friends. No fine shadings, no 
subtleties of humor creep into this broadly depicted character 
while the world is looking on. True to her reputation — and her 
reputation is well founded — Winnie is outwardly always 
the same. 

WITNESS her arrival at the studio in the morning. A flash 
of green coupe, a loudly honked horn, and the Winnie is 
here! Her voice, asin the talkies, isloud. Sheshouts. Shesmiles. 
She slaps you on the back. If she complains, she does that loudly, 
too, for whining is not one of her sins. To Winnie Lightner, 
her director, her co-workers, the vast crowd of extras, are her 
public, just as much as that vague audience in a darkened 
theater. And she loves them — makes herself an adaptable 
person for their comfort. 

Her day's work over, the last wise-crack recorded, Winnie 
jumps into her car, skids around a corner on two wheels, and 
disappears. Then only it is that some mysterious change 
takes place, so that if you could see her you would immedi- 
ately recognize that there is a "different" Winnie. 

The tomboy of the talkies is no more. In her place ± 

sits a sad-eyed woman, twenty-nine years old and j 

Above is the Winking Winnie Lightner 
who sings the hot numbers. But down 
here in the corner is the other Winnie — 
the home-loving girl who likes her 
hearth and her big dog, Bim 

looking it. She drives slowly, making 
little effort to shake off the depression 
that always settles upon her when she 
is first alone. For she has memories. 

On the face of things, it would seem that this successful 
comedienne had everything her heart could desire. Hut OD 
looking back, one checks up and realizes that Winnie may be 
right when she declares she has missed the two things that 
should be every woman's lot — happiness and protection. 
Her mother died when she was born. 

Girlhood, for Winnie, was full of poverty, grief, 
memories of rough places on life's path. There fol- 
lowed the grueling life of the vaudeville circuit. 
Love, and the hope of permanent happiness, 
that somehow never quite materialized. Three 
broken marriages. A baby boy, who must 
be left to nurses while his mama plugs 

There's a wistful Winnie, doomed 
by her type and talents to be a come- 
dienne, when her heart of hearts 
longs for the admiration, love 
and shelter given her more 
feminine sister. Hating ^m 

crowds who stare and 
point, she shuns the 
formal first nights, 
sneaking into the 
theater the next 
night after the 

Tt"K\" TO 


You'll see a new, richer, 
more mature Eleanor 
Boardman playing a 
memorable role with 
John Mack Brown in 
'The Great Meadow" 

Inhere has This 


Been Hiding: 



By Katherine Albert 

fHE wide film spread itself across the screen like a giant pennant 
flung in the breeze. A hush fell over the theater — the sort of hush 
that always comes just before the projection of a preview. 

" Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer presents 'The Great Meadow.'" 
That's the message you read. There was applause as usual. There always 
is for a preview. The credit list faded and the characters arrived. 

The scene showed the interior of a home in Virginia in 1777. The 
father spoke first and while he was speaking you caught a glimpse of the 
daughter, sitting at a spinning wheel. She looked at him with clear, 
straight eyes and then she spoke in a rich, full, lovely voice and every 
one in that audience sat forward on his chair, that he might not miss any 
of the beauty of Eleanor Boardman. 

One woman murmured, "If that's what motherhood does for you, I'm 
going to have a couple of children. " 

It isn't as if Eleanor were not beautiful before. She has always been. 
But suddenly she seemed to come alive, and all during the unfolding of 
that picture you followed the magnificent performance of that clear eyed, 
clear minded pioneer woman avidly. It is an intelligent performance, 
not a flashing, brilliant, sparkling portrayal, but rather one that slowly, 
surely, definitely impresses itself upon your consciousness. 

I've always had the feeling that Eleanor never gave everything she 
had to the screen. Perhaps this was because I'd known her too long, 
known too well the richness of the woman herself. I remember only that 
I invariably came away from her pictures a little disappointed. The 
camera seemed unable to make anything except ripples upon the deep 
well of her character. I'd known her, you see, for what she is — a sort of 
valkyrie of a woman with a resplendent soul. 

SHE has the most honest eyes I've ever known. You couldn't tell a lie 
to Eleanor Boardman. Eleanor has, I'm sure, never told a lie. It's a 
habit that has gotten her into no end of trouble. 

I remember once asking her for her views on marriage. She gave them 
to me without quibbling. '"But you can't say that in print." I insisted. 
"Those things are too advanced, too radical. The public wouldn't stand 
that from you. " 

"Then don't say anything, " Eleanor flared. "I won't have you print- 
ing something that I don't believe. If the public doesn't care to know 
me as I am, then don't let them know me at all. " 

When she was under contract to M-G-M, every interview published 
meant that Eleanor was taken to task by the executives. For if you ask 
her a question she believes it her duty to answer you honestly. Else why 
would you have asked the question? You may only say, "How do you 
like my new hat?'' Eleanor will look the hat over carefully, give it her 
undivided attention and tell you frankly what she really thinks. You 
may not want to hear it. But there it is. 

She is really one of the most basic people I've ever known. And I've 
always felt it strange that such a gentle, pastel, patrician face — all fair skin, 
blonde hair and blue eyes — should house such an elemental spirit. Eleanor 
makes no compromise with life. She is as she is. Take her or leave her. 

Eleanor goes deep. The roots of her are firmly implanted and, although 
I know nothing of her ancestors, I've always had the feeling that many 
bloods must have mingled to produce her. She seems to have taken the 
fundamental qualities of many peoples. 

I saw her once just after their new home [ please turn to page 104 ] 


A FTER years of screen endeavor — after marriage, motherhood and retirement, this 
-* *girl has found herself as an actress! In "The Great Meadow," from which this is a 
scene, you'll see a new and vivid Eleanor Boardman, with a new richness in her work and 
a new beauty glowing about her. And now Eleanor, in addition to being Mrs. King 
Vidor, wants to go right on acting! 

lwo Smartly Dressed yjirls 

Kay and Anita 

Whether for sports, after- 
noon or evening wear, we 
can always look to Holly 
wood for individual and au- 
thentic designs. The skirt 
of Kay Johnson's tweed suit 
is made with wide pleats, 
left unpressed. A novel and 
graceful effect 

Kay's all dressed up for a cozy after- 
noon tea with a few intimates. When 
she slips off the gold-embroidered, 
maroon velvet jacket, it reveals a wide 
trousered one-piece garment of char- 
treuse satin, designed for comfortable 

Smart girl, this Anita Page! She knows 
how a trig, knitted suit brings out 
every lovely curve. Deep purple is the 
color of suit and swagger beret. The 
tucked design, besides being decorative, 
molds the hips snugly and tapers the 
cuffs to a flattering line at the wrist 

From the tip-tilted, saucy 
brim of her dark green hat to 
the matching green of her 
suede slippers, there's not a 
false note in the costume 
Anita wears. The stunning 
frock is of dark green crepe, 
patterned with gold nail 

OHE was a pretty musical comedy prima donna, singing the conventional 
^"I Love You" songs, and praying the show would be a hit. It seldom was, 
somehow. Then she went to Hollywood, and under the magic wand of Old 
Master Lubitsch became one of the best comediennes in pictures. Read 
Jeanette MacDonald's story across the way 




onna and 

"the Old Man' 

How a great director made a fine comedienne 
of a golden girl from musical comedy 

Tills is the story of how The old Man made a Red- 
I leaded Prima Donna into one of the best comediennes 
on the American screen. 

For human interest, the yarn has few equals even in 
the dizzy, fizzing Hollywood of the talkie era. 

Of cou >e, The < >ld Man isn't really old. As a matter of fact, 
he's just nudging forty — gently. Hut Hollywood, where he has 
lered his cinematic genius for nearly a decade, is apt to 
call anyone old who has left the Torrid Twenties for the Thirsty 
Thirties. And, too. the Prima Donna's hair is as gold as it is 
red. Hut we'll let the overture stand. 

Jeanette MacDonald -for that indeed, reader, is our hero- 
ine's name' had brought to Broadway youth, beauty and a 
pleasant soprano voice. All these commodities are common on 
Cuckoo Canyon. As fast as they are expended, fresh trainloads 
arrive from Dodge City and 
Wapakoneta, and the show 
goes on. 

Moreover, Jeanette's story 
quite the usual one. She 
had been the cutest, prettiest 
tot on the block. She had sung 
'"Come, little leaves.' sail the 
Wind, one day," for the neigh- 
bors when she was three or 
four. She took singing lessons, 
and maybe "'elocution." I 
suspect that she even sang in a 
choir. This could lead only to 
one thing. She packed her 
youth, loveliness and other hat 
in her first valise and set out to 
conquer the theater with her 
face, figure and voice. 

Al 1ER the usual ups, downs 
and dead levels,. she became 
a Broadway prima donna. 
That is to say. she was hired to 
sing duets with the leading tenor 
in various musical comedies 
songs about T loved you in 
Junetime — now it is croon - 
time." and so on. She made 
musical comedy love —losing 
the boy friend at the end of the 
first act. and getting him back 
at the close of the s< 

These things are as solidly 
patterned as so many sewing 
machines. Jeanette was com- 
petent, but she got nowhere in 
particular, save from road to 
York and back again. 

I myself sat under her sooth- 
ing ministrations several times. 
There were'' Yes, Yes. Yvette." 
and "Sunny Days," to name 
two. But her shows had a 

Leonard Hall 

The Prima Donna and "The Old Man" play a 

tune. Jeanette MacDonald and Ernst Lubitsch 

between scenes of "The Love Parade" 

habit of dying under her. Whenever a prima donna "friend' 
tumbled into a success, -die took pains to meet Jeanette ami 
purr. "My dear, I do wisfa you could get a hit!" < 1 old 

kitty kitty Broad. 

ANT) Jeanette smiled prettily. This could have gone on for- 
ever, or until Jeanette's youth and beauty were gone. Then 
a new shipment would have arrived from I'uKa, and the girl with 
the red-gold hair would be hopelessly climbing the m 
stairs and steep they are. 

At this moment late. Kismet, Providence. Luck. Monk 
Business -you name it! — stepped into the life and tim< 
our heroine. 

Electrical engineers, fooling around with their mysterious 
gadgets, hail rigged up the talkies. The great gold rush from 

Broadway toHoUywood ws 

/..j lirJIr MacDonald, as did a 
couple of hundred other singing 
girls, had a test made. I' 
then stuck up on a shelf behind 
a jar of pickled peaches, and 
the show went on. 

And so enters our hero. The 
Old Man — a short, stocky, 
(•ermanic gentleman with a 
shr a shrewder head 

and a large brown cigar. In 
short, Ernst Lubitsch direc- 
tor extraordinary, tamer of 
Pola Negri, a very giant among 
the Lilliputians and Singer 
•f Holly v. 

Till'. Old Mi in a 

quandary, and have 
ever been in a good, deep, mud- 
dy quandary? It's no fun —I'd 
almost rather be on the horns 
of a dilemma, and I do hate a 
dilemma horn. 

Herr Lubitsch was looking 
for a leading woman for this 
French meteor. Chevalier. The 
picture was to lie a gay. frothy, 
phony-kingdom business. " The 
e Parade." He'd tried 
girl after girl, and it was no 

At last, eye-wean.-, he hurled 
himself into the offices of Para- 

''Show me some old t 
he groaned. then I'll 

mm head blow 

Jeanette MacDonald's test 
was taken from the shelf, 
dusted, and shown to The 
Old Man. That's how it began. 


Hollywood's Hundred 

In a story about Howard Hughes, Billie Dove 
must appear. They go about gaily together, there 
is talk of a marriage when Billie's divorce from 
Irvin Willat becomes final — and they say nothing ! 

ONCE upon a time, all you had to do to get a laugh in 
Hollywood was to sav: 
"Howard Hughes." 
Immediately, your hearers would picture the awk- 
ward, gangling lad from Texas, barely old enough to vote, who 
came to Hollywood to make movies with his late papa's hundred 
million dollars. 

They'd think, in those days, of how he was making "Hell's 
Angels'' — putting three years and four of the hundred million 
into it. And, with just the slightest bit of sympathy for the 
kid who was being so royally plucked, they roared in glee. 
Hollywood thought it was all too funny! 

But those days are gone forever. Young Howard Hughes 
has stopped being Hollywood's favorite joke. 

For one thing, "Hell's Angels" is paying him back his four 
million and more to boot, and young Hughes is sitting back 
thumbing his nose at the wisenkeimers who said anyone that 
spent that much on a picture was goofy. 

Ha r r y Lang 

For another thing, Howard Hughes has bought "Queer 
People," that best-seller that so mercilessly lampoons many of 
Hollywood's foremost figures, and may make a moving picture 
of it! Hollywood can't see any fun in that. It's too scared! 

And for still another thing, young Hughes has been doing, is 
doing, and plans to do things inside the industry with his hun- 
dred million dollars. And even Hollywood can't laugh at what 
a hundred million dollars can do! 

IN short, instead of having Hollywood all a-titter. Hughes 
has it all a-jitter! All worked up over what he's going to do 
on the heels of " Hell's Angels" and what he's going to buy next 
with his hundred millions, and what he's going to do with and 
about Billie Dove. . . . 

It burns Hollywood to a crisp that Hughes and Billie Dove, 
in the face of the utmost that Hollywood tongues can do. go 
serenely and happily about everywhere together without bother- 
ing to make the slightest reply to questions. They simply 
won't tell what their plans are. It's nobody's business. 

Ask Billie Dove, and she answers nothing. 

Ask young Hughes, and if he answers at all, it's to tell you 
to go to. 

They seem to think it's all their own business! And those 
who wonder whether Hughes is ever really going to marry the 
girl will simply have to wait until this coming mid-year, when 
Miss Dove's divorce from Irving Willat, the director, becomes 
final. ' 

In the meantime, they're seen everywhere together. Their 
romance has been reported in every film publication extant. 

There are, naturally, reports that they plan to be married the 
very day the Dove decree is finalized. But you've got to go 
on guessing. To everything, they both remain silent. 


Million Dollar Kid 

The joke seems to be on those who 
thought Howard Hughe s h a cl only 
movie a m b i t i o n a n cl m u c h m o n e y 

" What are your plans about Mis> Dove?" I asked him j>*>int- 
1>1. ink the other day. 

"If I'd known you were going to ask about that.*' In- snapped, 
" I'd never have seen you!" 

So we talked about " Hell's Angels" and the money he spent 
on it, and the men who died during its making, and about 
"Queer People" and what he's going to do with it. 

I >o yoil think ' Hell's Angels' was worth four million dol- 

was "in- din-., i question. 
He thought for many long moments, and coughed a bit once 
or twice. 

' I dunno." he said. 

"But I'd like to see anybody else go out and do it for less," 
he added, after a little more thought. He's a very diffident 
youngster, this 26 year-old multi-millionaire. Interviews 
embarrass him furiously. 

"All this question of what constitutes entertainment value," 
he went on. "is so indefinite. Nobody knows. You might 
make a good picture for a hell of a lot less than four million — 
but you can't duplicate those shots in ' Hell's Angels' for less!" 

HE began to lose his bashfulness in enthusiasm. "Hell's 
Angels" is his own child — he fathered it. He thought of 
the idea, the story, the details. He directed it all himself. 

''I don't give a hoot." he went on, "what you say about it. 

You can call it a good picture or a bad picture. But you can't 

:t isn't the most spei tacular and sensational air stuff ever 

filmed. We've got scenes that nobody else will ever duplicate. 

Hughes, getting all the time more enthusiastic, told details of 

Hollywood's richest boy, who spent $4,000,000 

on "Hell's Angels" and is getting it back, and 

who may film the best seller, "Queer People," 

just pour le sport- Howard Hughes 

its making. At first, he revealed', it was planned to cost no 
more than S600,0<)0, and to USC about a dozen DUU 

" Hut we took a score of planes to Oakland to do some practic- 
ing, and we stuck around, and it began to run into dollars. 
said: 'Well, we gotta get some shot to make good all this 
money! 1 So I got a lot more planes and we got that shot of 
fifty planes in the dog tight. You know, we had three mid-air 
collisions — " 

"Yes," a question was shot in, "and what about thi 
men that were killed?" 

Hughes looked mad. Hughes was mid. 

"I think it's an outrage that anybody says four men were 
killed in 'Hell's Angels'! he snapped. "Matter of fact, only 
one man was killed." 

That, he said was Phil Jones, the mechanic, who died when 
the huge bomber used in the picture cracked, after its pilot. 
"Daredevil Al" Wilson, had leaped from the diving machine 
with his parachute. Jones, apparently unaware that Wilson 
had bailed out, stayed to work smoke-pots, and died when the 
plane hit. 

There was a great deal of fuss afterward. The original plan 
had been to "spin" the plane, and then out of camera-range 
bring it out safe for a landing. But Wilson, afterward, said the 
plane couldn't be spun, and that when he tried it. it went into 
a dive that couldn't be stopped, [please turn to pace 123 ] 

Howard Hughes and his chief cameraman on "Hell's 
Angels," Harry Perry, mapping out battle plans for 
the great aerial "dog fight" in the picture. Every 
move of fighting planes and camera ships was plotted 
carefully on a blackboard 






ew r icture 

Doug Fairbanks' idea of a 
busy executive with a few 
telephones. We suppose the 
idea is that there's bound 
to be an unbusy number on 
at least one of them. Doug- 
las, with Jack Mulhall and 
Helen Jerome Eddy, in a 
scene from "Reaching for 
the Moon," written by Ir- 
ving Berhn. It's the first 
film in years Doug hasn't 
made on his own 

Behold Hollywood's newest 
blonde! Bebe Daniels, Doug's 
leading woman in "Reaching for 
the Moon," will startle us with 
light hair, after all these years 


IVlary Makes One Jk)o! 



Man- Pickford, in tail coat and 
walking cane, doing an act for 
the camera in her new picture, 
"Kiki," directed by Sam Taylor. 
Mary is supported by Reginald 
Denny, Margaret Livingston, 
and Joseph Cawthorn. This ver- 
sion of the story shifts the locale 
from Paris to New York 

Time cannot wither, nor custom stale, the in- 
finite variety of Man- Pickford's great screen 
talent. This wistful mite in the over-sized 
pajamas, looking hopefully up at Reginald 
Denny, is the same grand little woman who 
has been delighting and captivating picture 
fans for twenty years. It's a scene from 
"Kiki," which Mary is making for United 
Artists and not as her own production 

c }y» a t Is T h is 

For years Mary Pickford ruled the hearts and box- 
offices of the photoplay world. As long as her pic- 
tures made fortunes, she was queen. But "Co- 
quette" and "The Taming of the Shrew" were 
financial duds. The stories weren't box-office ! 

ONE star in Hollywood can do exactly as she pleases. 
She can work when she wants to, have any story her 
lonely heart desires, pick her own directors, leading 
men, and the very carpenters who pound the sets of 
her pictures. She can be a recluse and refuse invitations to 
visit Pickfair. She can snub Will Hays. In other words, she 
can get away with anything. 

She is, of course, the one and only Garbo. 
Does she get away with it because she is Garbo? No — and 
right here is an important lesson for other stars and starlets. 
She gets away with it because she is Box-Office, one of the 
biggest box-office sensations that ever hit the photoplay world. 
The moment Garbo becomes less potent at the box-office, she 
will have to be much sweeter, much more agreeable, or go on 
the ash-heap. And when she ceases to be box-office altogether, 
even though she is still Garbo, even though she is just lovely to 
everybody and sings ring-around-the-rosy at the studio pep 
meetings, she will go on the ash-heap regardless. 

Across her path falls the shadow of a rising star — a German 
girl named Marlene Dietrich. Great beauty, highly magnetized 
personality, much talent. If Garbo places a correct valuation 
on that great ogre, Box-Office, she must tread softly, work hard. 
Thrones are unstable in Hollywood, where they are built on 
the shifting sands of public favor. 


By Ruth W a t e r b u r y 

For it isn't personality or beauty or brains that rule Holly- 
wood. It is box-office pulling power — that, and no more. The 
star who gets the gate at the theaters will never get the gate at 
the studio. But the star or director or song writer or scenarist 
who doesn't, will. Box-office is the one thing in Hollywood 
everybody talks, thinks and works for. Yet nobody knows 
positively what it is or what it takes. The man who could be 
sure even eighty per cent of the time could be a billionaire in 
less time than it takes to write the zeros. 

I hadn't any realization of what I was up against when I 
started out to get this yarn. I thought it was just a matter of 
asking questions of the right people. It ended with them asking 
more questions than they answered. 

NOW, in any other business people know where they stand. 
Meat packers can estimate down to a cow how many beef- 
steaks we'll eat in the next year. The cosmetic boys know- 
just how many pounds of powder the cheeks of the nation's 
fairest will absorb. But the poor movie producer! 

He has certain theaters he is contracted to keep supplied with 
features. He has expensive staffs and elaborate overhead. Into 
the most ordinary movie he must invest a quarter of a million 
dollars before he gets a cent in return. To insure any of that 
investment he must hire the best stars, directors, writers and 
salesmen his money will buy. 

A picture goes into work. The daily rushes look grand. The 
picture is assembled and goes out to the theater — and flops. 
Why? Nobody knows. 

It just wasn't box-office. It just wasn't what the public 


Everybody in Hollywood talks about it — 
N o b o d y understands it — But it 
absolutely rules the screen world! 

Take Mary Duncan, a beautiful girl and a fine 
actress. Before she went West for Fox, she had an 
amazing career on the Broadway stage: 1 01 started 
her out under the direction of Murnau in "lour 
Devils." The whole studio went mad over her work 
in that film. When the twenty-four sheets were 
printed, Mary was featured over Janet C.avnor. 

The fans saw Miss Duncan anil didn't want her. 
By the tens of thousands they didn't want her. box 
took her name down from the lights and put Janet's 
Up, CUt down Mary's seenes and padded J '.net's. 
The box-office statements improved immediately. 

Came " The River" and City Girl," two more 
Duncan pictures. Lovely Mary enchanted inter- 
viewers, knocked studio officials for a loop. "'The 
River" and " City Oirl" had Charlie Farrcll as lead- 
ing man, but even Charlie didn't help. Forced runs 
in big cities didn't help. "City Girl" lost more than 
half a million. Everybody at Fox's still liked Mary. 
They still think she's a personality and an actress. 
But she's not "box-office" — yet. She's started a 
new Hollywood career with other companies. 

A year ago Jack (iilbert was just about as powerful 
• Garbo clicked in talkies and (iilbert 

One girl who can do almost anything she wants and get 
away with it — Greta Garbo. If she cries for the moon, 
Metro does its best to get it. Why? Because her name 
before a theater means a flood of gold. Here she is with 
Robert Montgomery in "Inspiration" 

didn't. Jack's last pictures have been dud-. He's petting other 
chances, because he is a fine actor and a marvelous personality, 
and becau>e he has an iron-bound million dollar contract with 
M G M. But there's no use pretending the producers regard 
him through rose-colored glasses these days. In some places 
over the country— even in Hollywood: — W ally Beery was billed 
over him in " Way For a Sailor" What a blow to a star! 

The same is true of Mary Fickford. I doubt that there is an 
unhappier girl in Hollywood than Mary. She has her fortune, 

she has her lovely home. She 
has had fame and adulation 
for years. But the cold breath 
Failure blows much too close 
to her now, because of stories 
that haven't pleased her fans. 
Mary is. as always, a great 
little trouper. 

"Coquette" made almost 


What happens when a great 
star slips from high box-office 
estate. Wallace Beery heavily- 
billed over John Gilbert on a 
Hollywood billboard. You see, 
big Wally means plenty box- 
office sugar these days 


Meet the Folks Who Make 

A GREAT location shot of an Oklahoma street for " Cimarron," with 

every detail of a picture company shooting shown clearly. This 

picture was taken on the Radio Pictures ranch, where the outdoor shots 

for the Edna Eerber story were made. A key to the myriad details of 

this fascinating picture: 

1. — The set itself — perfectly constructed buildings, if you view them 
from the exterior. But get inside, and you see it's just a false front. In 
this picture, this is the Bixby Hotel in Osage, Okla., but actually, it's a 
couple o' hundred dollars' worth of lumber, 15 miles from Hollywood. 

2. — Reflectors. Brilliantly polished sheets of tin, so placed as to 
bathe the actors in a reflected glory, and make the cameraman's work a 
little easier. 

3. — The humble "grip." Movie sets are just infested with grips. 
But they're necessary. They're the boys of all trades who run around 
with hammers, scowls, and yeses for the director. They do everything 
nobody else can do according to union rules. 

4. — Here is Richard Dix, living herein the part of Yancey Cravat as 
he appears between shots, being the star, he stalks in solitary splendor 
about the set, observing and being observed until somebody tells him 
to do some acting. 


5. — This is a script girl. A script girl is the young 
lady who does a lot of mysterious things with notebooks, 
shorthand, manuscript and such, making a record of 
everything that's shot, and how, so that scenes which 
follow one another on the screen, but may be shot many 
days apart, are not inconsistent in detail. 

6. — This half-naked young man is one of the electrical 
crew. On the hot days they shot " Cimarron " on loca- 
tion, most of the electrical crew, who handled the hot 
lights, stripped to the waist. 

7. — Extras. They're more ubiquitous than grips! 
Extras are the people who get S7.50 a day to play anything from 
gutter-bums to millionaires. Here they're pioneers of the far West 
You can pick 'em out, dressed as everything from Methodist Sunday 
School teachers in hoop skirts and bustles, to teamsters and Indians. 

8. — The gentleman with the white pants, gray sweater and beret is 
Wesley Ruggles, director of "Cimarron." In this particular picture, 
he is partly obscured by an extra, which goes to show that a camera is 
no respecter of dollar signs. 

9. — By their megaphones you may know them. Assistant directors. 
When they're not doing anything else, which is most of the time, they're 

a Talkie "On Location" 

running around with megaphones, through which, every now and then, 
they exclaim, "Yes, Mister Ruggles." 

10. — This is a "1km. microphone." Developed by Radio Pictures, it 
replaces the usual studio microphone for big shots. It can he focused 
to pick up certain noises right out of the midst of any babble. Built 
like a retlector, with the microphone in the center. The reflector 
converges the sound waves into the microphone. 

11 — Here is the camera platform, from which, in this case, three 
cameras will shoot the action of the next scene. Look shaqi, and you 
can see the three tripods. The cameramen have umbrellas to keep the 
lenses of the cameras shaded so the sun won't make funny spots in 
the picture. 

!-■ — These lights are used even in the brightest sun. The sun shines 
from but one direction, and were it used alone, without reflectors anil 
these lights, the light-and-shade contrast would Ik- bad for photography. 
So they locus these bright lights on the shadowed parts of the players 
for better photography. 

13. — In the distance are the tops of tents — cook tents, wardrobe 
hospital tents, dressing tents, etc. 

14. — One of the manv scaffoldings built for anv of a million re 

ittery of h 
to be used for some night shots to be made in 
diagonal Ixiard is a rough arrangement so the lights can be lifted and 

lowered on pul! 

15. — More lights for the r . with electricians hooking them 

up, while day shooting gixs on, in preparation for the night shots. 

16. — These are not car tracks, although in subsequent "Cimarron" 
scenes a trolley car line n : through these stre> I 

however, the tracks are for the "dolly" or "perambulator" on which 
cameras are mounted for •traveling sho< e. in "Cimar- 

ron." a traveling shot was taken which showed Buster Collier, as a 
young desperado, riding down the streets of this town, shooting people 
right and left. The camera on its rubber-tired dolly was pulled down 
these tracks, the lens trained on Buster, who followed, shooting. The 
trai - I here to make the camera action smooth, as the surface 

of the roadway was too bumpy. 

Of course, there are scores of other details — the horses and the an 
US that the prop department scoured C for; the lumber 

piles for the building of more sets; the dozens of technicians of various 
kinds, mingled with the extras — and in the hazy distance, 15 miles 
away, the skyline of Hollywood. 


Director — "Now, Joe, this is the scene where you freeze to 

The New Pale 

Where are the flaming youths we used to know 
When Colleen Moore first taught the flaps to flame? 

Where are the carbon copies of La Bow 
Whose phony "It" put modesty to shame? 

Gone with the melted snows of yesterday — 
Gone with the bulging bustle and the beer! 

The flappers have another game to play — 
The era of the frozen pan is here! 

They pull the hair back from their empty brows, 
They shut their eyes, and even seem to think! 

They dress as frowsily as Ma allows, 

And when they walk, they either stalk or slink. 

Ah, Garbo, when you slithered on the screen 
You started more than heated fan debates! 

You are to blame, my Scandihoovian queen, 
For several million ncar-sophisticates! 

No Laughs, No Dice! 

Billie Dove, Hollywood reports, has a new $65,000 chinchilla 
coat. Now, there's a little girl who saves her money! . . . 
Alice White is said to have asked $6,000 a week for vaudeville 
appearances, and just let me catch anyone saying that actresses 
have no sense of humor! . . . The Japanese call Mickey 
Mouse "Miki Kuchi." Another great favorite of theirs is 
Miki's little sister, Hoochi. . . . Speaking of Mickey, the Ohio 
censors recently barred a Mickey Mouse cartoon showing a 
cow reading Elinor Glyn's "Three Weeks." Ohio may let its 
human convicts rot in the state penitentiary at Columbus, but 
the great Buckeye State, Mother of Presidents, certainly looks 
out for its cows! . . . Mae Murray is said to be receiving 
$3,000 a day from her oil property in California. . . . Harold 
Lloyd has turned down an offer of $100,000 for some radio 
broadcasts. He probably figures he wouldn't go over so well 
by hanging by one foot from a studio microphone. . . . Life's 
responsible for this: "Won't you give your old uncle a great 
big kiss?" "Yes, Uncle — one like Greta Garbo, or one like 
Clara Bow?" . . . And Variety tells of the man who was noted 
staying entirely away from his wife throughout a partv. 
"Family trouble?" asked a friend. "Yes," said the husband. 
"We've separated, but I haven't enough money to leave her!" 

The Gag of the Month Club 

Louis Sobol, of the New York Evening Graphic, gets this 
month's award for this one: 

He tells of the pretty girl who was making goo-goo eyes at 
Joseph Schildkraut at a Hollywood party. 


"You know," she cooed, "with your courtly charm and 
good looks, you really should go into pictures!" 

"What?" screamed Joe, who was at the time something 
of a big shot. "Madame, my name is Joseph Schildkraut!" 

The minx only smiled. 

"Don't worry about that," she said. "It's easy to change 

Second Gag 

Our own Katherine Albert gets credit for the second 
prize of this month. 

She tells the story of the arrival of Chester Morris' — 
and Mrs. Morris' — recent baby. 

Chester was discovered, by a real fan, pacing up and 
down the corridors of the hospital. 

The talkie addict stared. Then he asked an orderly — 

"Tell me — do you think Chester Morris is acting now?" 

Getting Personal 

Jeanette MacDonald (so booful) is wearing a new 10-carat 
square cut diamond on the third finger of her left hand. . . 
George Arliss first came to America as a member of Mrs. 
Patrick Campbell's company, and he drew down S35 a week — | 
when he worked. Arliss is one of the greatest stars of the talk- 
ing screen, and Mrs. Campbell, not long ago, played a tiny 
part in Fox's "The Dancers." See-Saw! . . . Director Hobart 
Henley recently got a nice little raise from Universal — $3,992 
a week, to be exact. He went to work there as an office boy 
years ago at S8 per. . . . George Marion, forever to be remem- 
bered as the Old Chris of "Anna Christie" on stage and screen, 
recently celebrated the fiftieth anniversary of his entrance into 
the theater. . . . Virginia Lee Corbin, once a child actress, 
has come back from nine months of study abroad, and now 
sports an English accent. . . . Colleen Moore has been resting 
at a sanitarium at Battle Creek, Mich. . . . Tom Mix may 
return to pictures in the near future. . . . Raymond Griffith 
recently broke an arm playing polo. . . . Grant Withers has 
just bought Wife Loretta Young a new town car. Grant is 
using the old country car. . . . Chester and Sue Morris (and 
the new baby) have been vacationing at Arrowhead Lake. . . . 
Kay Johnson and Charles Bickford are through at Metro- 
Goidwyn-Mayer, both settling their contracts. They were 
dissatisfied with their parts at Metro. Bickford may retire, as 
outside interests feed him plenty jack. . . . Mae Busch is now 
an actor's agent in Hollywood, associated with J. G. Mayer 
. . . Joe E. Brown recently took a flyer on the stage, playim 
the lead in the Coast production of "Elmer the Great," basebal 
play by Ring Lardner. Walter Huston played the part or 
Broadway three years ago. . . . Twins were born in an Oman* 
hospital the day "Check and Double Check" opened in th< 
Nebraska metropolis. Right the first time — they were namec, 
Amos and Andy! 

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With lovely lair skin, wide hazel eyes and 
blonde hair full of golden lights, young Mrs. 

itr Hamilton, bride of the late J. 
Pierpont Morgan's grandson, a grcat-great- 
grandson of Alexander Hamilton, is a 
tremendous favorite in society. A 
Katherine Comly, of Tuxedo and New York, 
Mrs. Hamilton was one of the most popular 
of all New York's debutantes 

In tier flower-filled paneled 

sitting-room high above distinguished old 

Sutton Place, young and lovely Mrs. 

Hamilton talked of the care a girl should 

her skin. 

"M>-.t of the girls I know load outdoor 
lives all day." she told us. "In summer 
they are swimming and playing tennis . . . 
in winter it's skating or some other sport 
. . . and in the evening it's dining or danc- 
ing or going to the opera. This strenuous 
existence makes it important to give one's 
skin care to keep it looking as nice in sun- 
shine as by candlelight. 

"I have used Pond's for years," Mrs. 
Hamilton said. "In fact, it is che only 
cold cream I have ever used. I have found 
that there is nothing like Pond's Method 
for day-in, day-out care of the skin. 

"The Cleansing Tissues to remove the 
cream are splendid." she added, with her 
clear eyes intent. "They are so much more 
absorbent than ordinary tissues. And the 
new peach-colored ones are lovely 

"Everyone's skin needs something to 

tone it up and keep the pores fine. Pond a 
Skin Freshener is wonderful. Most New 
York girls use very little make-up. only 
lipstick and powder, and the Skin Fresh- 
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"It is a mistake to put powder right on 
the skin without a p rot ecting foundation," 
Mrs. Hamilton pointed out earnestly. "It 
is bound to clog the pores, and tends to 
coarsen and harden the texture. Pond's 
Vanishing Cream is an excellent powder 
base and makes powder last much longer. 

"I am always faithful to the Pond's 
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no matter how crowded your engagement 
hook is, you always have time for them. 
And every girl wants a nice skin!" 

These are the four simple steps of the 
famous Pond's Method that keen Mrs. 
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Dl ring THE DAY— first, for thor- 
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sn -*ipe away 
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cmr door 

HUGH TREVOR, who is the idol o 
millions, thinks that women can grow 
lovelier with the years if they keep 
the charm of youth! 

The caress of dollar-a-cake 

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Learn the Complexion Secret 98% 
of the screen actresses know . . 

THE WOMAN who wants to win and 
hold adoration should keep youth," 
Hugh Trevor says. 

"And nowadays there doesn't seem to 
he any reason why she can't. Everywhere 
you go you meet women no longer very 
young in years, but radiant with that 
glowing alive sort of charm no man can 

"Stage and screen stars, as you know, 
hold the admiration they have won year 
after year. Birthdays t/on't matter at all. 
And nowadays I notice that other women 
are learning their complexion secret!" 

What is the secret of holding youth the 
fascinating actresses know? 

"To keep youth, guard complexion 
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Important actresses throughout the 
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So dependent are they on regular care 
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Hollywood's favorite 
Beauty Care 

Of the countless stars who use this bland, 
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arlene's Big Night 

All the stars came 
out and twinkled 
when "Morocco" 
opened in Hollywood 

Marlene Dietrich looked with wide eyes at the hurly- 
burly of her first big Hollywood picture opening. 
Snapped outside the Chinese Theater the night her 
"Morocco" opened. Beside her is the noted radio 
announcer, Freeman Lang, "Bald Eagle of the Air" 

Big Gary Cooper also had his place in the 
sun-arcs the night "Morocco" made its 
bow to Hollywood, for Gary did about the 
best work of bis life in it. At his left is his 
Lupe Velez, all ermined up, and at his 
right stands Estelle Taylor, or Mrs. Jack 
Dempsey, if you please 

Pictures by 

Hyman Fink 

And the younger pic- 
ture set was out in full 
force to see "Moroc- 
co" flash on. Here 
we have, from left to 
right, Dick Arlen, his 
wife Jobyna Ralston, 
Sue Carol and Hus- 
band Nick Stuart, as 
they faced the lights 
and cameras before 
the playhouse 


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a dparniuia Mjjt 

a cUar ahui. . 
Deauty from within 

How the Saline Method reivards 
you uith loveliness and youth 

FOR the splendid creams and sooth- 
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Because of them, complexions are finer, 
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True beauty, the radiant bloom of health, 
depends on cleanliness from within. 

So, if you would claim this beauty 
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The saline method has long been a 
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A good check from a beautiful girl. 
Leila Hyams has figured out a way 
to protect her checks. She has a 
picture of herself printed on the 
paper, and then signs it, too. 
Which is quite a crafty stunt 

will and fixtures. It means the famous Pathe 
News and those Pathe pictures already com- 
pleted, beginning with "Sin Takes a Holiday." 

Most important from almost any angle, it 
means that Radio now controls the destiny of 
three of film's most promising ladies, all under 
contract to Pathe. 

They are Ann Harding, Constance Bennett 
and Helen Twelvetrees. All three are growing 
in popularity — all have great picture futures if 
properly handled. 

P.S. The price for the whole works was 

DOUG FAIRBANKS, Sr., gave Doug, Jr., 
one of those frightfully smart sixteen cylin- 
der sports touring cars for his birthday. 

Joan Crawford knew for weeks what she was 
going to get for Christmas. Doug, Jr., cave her 
a portable dressing room and Mary Pickford is 
going to furnish it for her. 

JACK GILBERT was all set to go to Europe 
on a four months' vacation, stopping en route 
to try to rind a story for a new picture for him- 
self in New York. 

But a story was found for him before he left, 
so the trip is off and he's hard at work rehears- 
ing for his new picture, "Gentleman's Fate." 
It is rumored that Ina Claire will be back in 
Hollywood shortly. 

"TVYORCE Divertissements: 

-*-^I'ola Negri sues Prince Serge Mdivani, and 

the wisecrack is made that "it's just a Serge 


suit for Pola, but a trousseau for Mary Mc- 

Jcanette Loff gets final decree from Harry 
Rosenbloom and charges that jealousy ruined 
Loff's Young Dream! 

Robert Ames' third wife (No. 1 — Frances 
Goodrich; No. 2 — Yivienne Segal; No. 3 — 
Helen Muriel Oakes) sues for divorce for a 
number of reasons, one of them that he always 
wanted to go home early from parties and then 
kept her awake the rest of the night arguing 
with her. 

Lew Brown, of the DeSylva-Brown-Hender- 
son song-writing trio, sued for divorce. His 
wife charges that there was no harmony in his 
home life; all in song. "Just Imagine!!" 

Doris Deane gets final decree from Roscoe 
Fatty Arbuckle. 

THEY say that Gloria Swanson's 
ex-husband, the marquis, wears 
dark glasses on the lot instead of a 

When he passes a lady he tips 
them politely. 

"T HAVE no father, no brother, no sweet- 
■*- heart to protect me," lamented pretty Rita 
LaRoy, Radio Pictures' s-a-beauty, the other 

But say, have you ever noticed Rita's 
shoulders and biceps? 

And so it was that one afternoon not so long 
ago, in the lobby of the hotel where Rita lives 
in Hollywood, this sort of thing happened: 

Rita asked for her mail at the desk. A man 
approached and got too close. 

"Scram!" suggested Rita. 

"Aw, g'wan," countered the stranger, and 
began pawing Rita. 

"Beat it, or else," said Rita. 

The man grinned and pawed more pawishly. 

Rita went into action. She swung from the 
hip. It landed on the stranger's jaw. He fell 
backward and knocked himself out when he hit 
the floor. When he came to, he was three 
teeth shy. 

Rita didn't have him arrested. But she had 
to have her hand in bandages for two days 

■LJOSPITALIZATIONS for the month in- 
■*■ -delude poor Dolores Del Rio again, and 
Helen Chandler. 

Dolores went to the hospital for a kidney 
ailment that required an operation. 

Helen, bravely waiting until completion of a 
picture she was working in, was rushed to the 
hospital at the eleventh hour for an appendec- 

OF course, this may be all straight- 
ened out by the time you read 
this, but at present writing Joan 
Bennett and boy friend John Con- 
sidine are pretty much in a huff with 
each other and John has been taking 
Jeanette Loff i another blonde) 
around to all the places. 


Have you wondered about the autographs you may see on the pictures 
of your favorites that come from the studios? Here's how it's done — 
when they really sign them — which is seldom. Five photographs being 
autographed at once by a multiple signing device at the M-G-M studio, 
with Dorothy Jordan wielding the master pen 

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"Colgate's is 

by far the 
best cleanser" 



Fellow A. A. A. S. ; Member American In- 
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Chemistry" ; Pioneer Worker with the Ultra- 
microscope; Specialist in Colloid Chemistry. 

GO to an eminent consulting chemist, 
an authority on scientific research, 
for convincing proof that Colgate's cleans 
teeth better. Such an authority is Jerome 
Alexander of New York. Let his tests — 
his scientific experiments — convince you 
as they convinced him. 

Jerome Alexander made impartial, ex- 
haustive studies of the cleansing action of 
well-known dentifrices. Colgate's was un- 
deniably more effective. Why? 

Because Colgate's gets down into the tiny 
crevices where decay begins. Because its 
penetrative foam brings to the surface food 
particles that are never reached by slug- 
gish toothpastes. Because — in Jerome 
Alexander's own words — "It penetrates 

into the tooth fissures, flooding away im- 
purities which cause trouble." 

Jerome Alexander's research agrees with 
the finding of such noted authorities as 
Dr. Hardee Chambliss, Dean of Sciences, 
Catholic University of America; Dr. 
Allen Rogers, head of the Department 
of Industrial Chemical Engineering, Pratt 
Institute; and others of equal fame who 
have been retained to make analytical 
tests and render expert opinion. Can you, 
in choosing your dentifrice, fail to be im- 
pressed by this array of scientific proof 
that Colgate's is the ideal cleanser? Take 
the safe course with your teeth — when 
you brush them with Colgate's, you can 
be sure that they're really clean. 

Jerome Alexander 

"I found that Colgate's 

exhibits the lowest sur- 
face-tension. Because of 
this, Colgate's penetrates 
into the tooth fissures, 
flooding away impurities 
which cause trouble. 
Therefore, Colgate's 
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The price is important — 
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WILL II. BAYS, President of the Motion 
Picture Producers' Association, was mar- 
ried to Mrs. Jessie Harron Statesman, Nov. 27, 
last, at the home of the bride's brother at 
Bethesda, Md. 

Mrs. Hays was the widow of James F. 
Statesman, some time United States Minister 
to Bolivia. 

Mr. Hays was at one time Postmaster Gen- 
eral of the United States. This is his second 

The marriage unites two prominent Indiana 
families, the bride hailing from Crawfordsville 
and the groom from Sullivan. 

SOMEBODY wanted some infor- 
mation and said to Frank Albert- 
"You're in the know at Fox." 
"Sure I am," said Frank, "every 
time my name is mentioned for a part 
somebody says 'no.' " 

CLARA BOW'S battles are'now being fought 
by a powerful ally — her own company, . 

Her bosses are up in arms. They charge that 
Los Angeles newspapers, just to sell papers on 
scandal headlines, are crucifying the Brooklyn 
Fire-Belle with their stories. 

One of the dailies is said to have gone extra 
on a story that Al Capone was visiting the red- 
head with the gang king at least 2,000 miles 

Newspapermen retaliated by charging that 
the company had refused to help them check 
the correctness of their stories. 

A sorry mess all 'round. There is even some 
talk of shipping Clara East to make her pictures 

Long Island to escape the journalistic 

Ul I can say i 
sell papers, too. 


All I can say is that New York sheets like to 

ill ri'inorc tr\r\ 

NOW, as exclusively predicted in last 
month's Photoplay, Clara Kimball Young 
has staged her come-back. 

She has been signed for an important role 
in Radio Pictures' production of "Kept Hus- 

It will be Clara's first picture role since 1922 
and her very first talkie. In the last year or so, 
she has lost no less than forty pounds, and is as 
slim and beautiful as she was in the good old 

Y\ TELL, there hasn't been so much excite- 
** ment in Movieland since D. W. Griffith 

introduced the close-up. It's all over that 
Marlene Dietrich girl and the million dollar 
publicity campaign that Paramount is giving 
her. And there are a lot of people who are 
pretty mad and seem to feel that Gary Cooper 
has gotten a raw deal. Gary is a star. He is a 
public made star. He's been turning out con- 
sistently good films for his company for a couple 
of years. 

Originally Marlene was chosen to play his 
leading woman in " Morocco." 

It turns out that Gary is leading man for the 
new star. Her name is billed over his in letters 
ten times as big and the amazing part is that 
Gary gives, in this film, one of the best per- 
formances of his career. But the interest cen- 
ters around the new Dietrich. The critics ever, 
talk about Gary stealing the picture from the 
star — and this was supposed to be Gary's own 
starring picture. 

At the opening of " Morocco " all who stopped 
to speak into the microphone first sang the un- 
known Marlene's praises. 

All but Lew Cody. 

Lew gave top praise to Gary. Next he men- 
tioned Menjou and he ended by saying that 
everybody was awaiting the first American 
appearance of Miss Dietrich. 

T ITTLE Mary Hay Barthelmess, eight, is 
-"now with her mother, Mary Hay, who was 
the first Mrs. Richard Barthelmess. 

Dick lost a bitterly fought battle for her 
complete custody. The dispute was submitted 
to the Rev. S. Parkes Cadman, New York 
clergyman, as arbiter. He decided that each 
parent should have the little girl for six months 
of each year. 

The child has spent most of the time with 
Barthelmess since her parents were divorced 
four years ago. 

"DOOR Tom Mix. Sued for divorce by his 
*- beloved wife. Then he has son-in-law 

Reports have filtered in that he and Douglas 
Gilmore, husband of Ruth Mix, had a big battle 
when Gilmore had things to say about the Mix 

It's said that son-in-law took a lorg count 
for that. 

Gilmore is said to have been replaced in the 
cast of " Kept Husbands," at Radio, by Bryant 

GOOD old Variety! Always got a good story 
for poor old Cal to lift. 
This one is about the young star who refused 


Oh, what a bawling-out the chimp on the left is getting! The boss boot- 
legger, the one on the right wearing the iron hat, is telling him he's got to 
run more fermented cocoanut juice or be put on the spot ! Things look bad 
for the poor monk. It's a hot scene from "Nine Nights in a Barroom," one 
of the new Tiffany Talking Chimp comics 


And here is the simian version of 
Charlie Chaplin, famous props and 
all. He's in another Tiffany talk- 
ing monkey comedy, which is 
titled, "Aping Hollywood" 

PH0T0FLA1 Mu.a/IM Mk I , t.Kl AkV, 1931 

8 i 

Italy's great beauty experts 
teach olive and palm oil method 

to keep that schoolgirl complexion 

And the world over — more than 20,000 
leaders in beauty culture advise their 
lovely patrons to DM DO soap hut Palmolive 

Pezza.of \a|>les,says: 
".\*» noma n deserve* 
a lovely shin if the 
/bill to observe the 
most important doily 
beauty rale: wash the 
jaee with Palmolive 
Soap every morning 
and every night." 



Pezza,o/ Naples 
He prescribes 
Palmolive Soap 
to Neapolitan 
beauties who 
wish to 
that schoolgirl 

Retail Price 


Cecile Andre, of 
Palermo: "Palm- 
olive is the one 
soap I can rely on 
to cleanse the skin 
and at the same time 
keep it supple." 

FROM busy, 
Milan to sleepy, 
Naples, Italian 
women are discov- 
ering how to keep 
that schoolgirl 
complexion, just as 
are their sisters in 
1 5 other countries. 
They act on the advice of experts. 

Eugenio, of Milan; Pezza, of Naples; 
Andre, of Palermo; Salvino, of Venice! 
These are some of the well-known leaders 
of Italian beauty culture. 

Specialists to royal houses, with stars of 
the famous La Scala Opera and other no- 
tables among their patrons. 



The plamourous olive-tinted 
Italian beauty keeps her skin 
fresh and exquisitely fine by 
regular use of Palmolive 

World travelers are 

frequently directed to 

the ..-.- -va in 



receive same advice 

And wherever complexion problems 
arise, all the lovely clients of Italy's great 
beauty experts are told, first of all. this one 
fundamental rule: "The skin needs, before 

and above everything else, deep, 
thorough cleansing." 

That cleansing, so vital to 

beauty, is best accomplished with 

Palmolive Soap and warm water. 

A rich lather should be made, 

which is massaged into the skin, then rinsed 

away with warm water, followed by cold. 

Italy's experts are part of a vast inter- 
national group (including more than 20,- 
000, think of that!) every one of whom 
advises Palmolive. They think it ideal for 
the bath, too. Which is a very practical 
suggestion, since Palmolive never costs 
more than 10 cents the cake. 

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to give an interviewer a story. "You know," 
said the silly actress, " we screen idols must 
foster illusion for the sake of our public." 

The reporter thought of course she was kid- 
ding. Hut to be certain, he asked, "Do you 
really mean that?" 

" You bet I do," said the "idol," "and if you 
think I don't, get the hell out of here!" 

THOSE two valiant little troupers, 
Renee Adoree and Lila Lee, who 
are at the same sanatorium, are both 
fighting the good fight nobly. 

Lila will be back home in Feb- 
ruary, Renee a few months later. 
Although they are at the same place 
they have not yet seen each other, 
but they exchange gossip by writing 
notes back and forth. 

r^ RETA GARBO will have one of the great- 
^- T est parts of her career, one of these days. 

A tremendous play called "Grand Hotel" is 
the smash of New York this season. Metro- 
Goldwyn-Mayer got smart. They saw a mighty 
picture in the show, and they put up $35,000 as 
part backing for the stage production. 

It was the most sensational opening night 
I've ever seen. 

The mob literally cheered. And Metro 
smiled. In the bag was a great part for the 
Swedish Cyclone — a Russian dancer who plays 
hob with hearts in the Grand Hotel. 

The beautiful daughter of a great 
star! In spite of Francis X's mas- 
culine beauty, don't you think 
Lenore has the looks of the Bush- 
man family? She's playing small 
parts in Metro pictures, and mighty 
well, too! 


P. and A. 

One of Hollywood's newest and happiest bridal pairs — Dorothy Lee of 
Radio Pictures and her young press-agent husband, Jimmy Fidler. 
They were married at San Bernardino, Calif., and Dorothy hustled 
right back to the studio. Radio plans to star Dotty for her good work 
in the Y/heeler-Woolsey comedies 

A STAR in less than a year! Hollywood, 
■*M'm probably wrong, but I think you're 

Lew Ayres gets top billing in "Fires of 
Youth," new Universal picture made by 
Monta Bell. 

Shucks. A year ago, he was a kid saxophone 
player getting a break as juvenile in Garbo's 
'"The Kiss." Then came the great break in 
"All Quiet on the Western Front." 

Now stardom. Why didn't I take up sax 
like mother said! 

thing when the talking "Tol'able David" 
opened on Broadway. 

Young Richard Cromwell was playing the 
role that Dick made famous a decade ago, when 
the shadows spake not. 

He sent a wire congratulating Columbia on 
the talking version, and praised highly the 
kid's performance in the part. 

REX BELL had Thanksgiving din- 
ner with Clara Bow, ho hum! 

TJTJGH C. LEIGHTON. Pauline Frederick's 
■*■ ^-fourth matrimonial try, says he has been 
"a husband in name only." 

He brought suit for the annulment of his 
marriage to the star, which took place last 

Lcighton charged fraud, alleging that Miss 
Frederick entered into the marriage with no 
intention of fulfilling her wifely obligations. 
And he prayed the court for legal freedom. 

■NTICK STUART has the last laugh on Holly- 
■L^ wood. Hollywood, not infrequently cruel 
in its wit, began snickering at Stuart when it 
was announced that his wife, Sue Caro!, will be 
starred in a picture to be called "Kept Hus- 

You see, film luck hasn't been so hot with 
Nick lately, and Sue's star is in the ascendancy 
again, so she's the one in the family who is 
supposed to be turning in the bigger checks. 

So maybe it was Hollywood's nasty humor 
that made Nick mad enough to go and get him- 
self the leading role in a melodrama that is to 
be shot by one of the independents. 

And the name of it is "Sheer Luck!" 

FOOTBALL'S the pet sport of the movie 
players. They just have to look. 

The big game of the year was the Notre 
Dame-Southern California fracas at Los 

Norma Shearer is said to have given up $750 
for ten seats on the fifty yard line. Mary 
Pickford had a box. Among other Hollywood 
lights cheering for U. S. C. were Gloria Swan- 
son, Norma Talmadge, Marlene Dietrich, 

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A RUSSIAN news reel makes its appearance among the 
short subjects offered the American film public. 
The first issue seems to show a conscious effort to keep 
away from Soviet propaganda — a blight with which all 
Russian pictures are charged upon appearance. The first 
issue of the news reel, made by Sovkino, is reviewed below. 


The first news reel from Russia contains but 
five subjects — all non-controversial. Beginning 
with shots of some Soviet officials, it contains 
a race between mountaineer peasants and a 
swimming race near Moscow. The reel is more 
magazine than news, and not too interesting. 


Our old friend Chester Conklin, the Mr. 
Walrus of Keystone days, appears in this, 
aided and abetted by a pal of the same era. big 
Mack Swain. Both the boys play street clean- 
ers who get mixed up with gangsters. The 
comedy is pretty slow, but the vets furnish a 
few laughs. 

W'arners-Vitaphonc Variety 

This is an eight-minute roughhouse inter- 
lude, which is notable for its speed. Add the 
fact that it has a bit of spice and it is good for 
several roars before the long picture begins. 
Franklin Pangborn plays a philandering 
doctor, Gertrude Astor a siren, and Geneva 
Mitchell the doc's wife. 

Radio Pictures 

This is one of the funniest shorts of the 
season. Walter Catlett plays the favorite 
nephew of Aunt Aggie (Cissie Fitzgerald). 
Together they go out and paint the town red, 
only to find, next morning, that the house is 
filled with hilarious strangers they brought 


Another comedy with a college background, 
and with little Sally Starr to furnish her cute- 
ness as the central figure. The boxing champ 
of the school is in love with Sally, and he has 
a hard time holding her. There are some inter- 
polated songs, dances and things. Not too hot. 


Now they're using Austins in comedies in- 
stead of the old reliable Ford ! You should see 
Charlotte Greenwood trying to drive one of the 
baby cars. You will if you see this funny 
comedy. It's a natural for laughs— lanky 
Charlotte and the little motor. Watch for 
this one. 



Another in Fitzpatrick's interesting series 
about the lives of famous composers. They 
all stick strictly to biographical truth. As in 
the others of this group, the incidents of the 
Italian composer's life are musically accom- 
panied by Nat Shilkret's excellent orchestra. 

Hal Roach— M-G-M 

What's the use combing the vocabulary 
think up more words to tell how funny Laurel 
and Hardy are? This comedy of theirs is no 
let-down. You'll get at least your usual 
quota of laughs from it. The boys get all 
jammed up in the house of an Af rican explorer. 

Warners- 1 'ita phone 1 'ariety 

George Jessel, who didn't do too well in 
features, makes some excellent short comedies. 
This one has a very good story 7 by Burnet 
Hershey, and is well directed, while Jessel is 
capital throughout. George plays an amateur 
politician booming a cigar store keeper for 
alderman. Worth while. 


Boy, bring in a hatful of medals for this 
director. The hero of this comedy is a radio 
crooner — and he doesn't let off one song in the 
entire short. There are a lot of Class A gags 
in the little picture, and the perennial Charlie 
Chase manages to be mighty funny in it. 

Radio Pictures 

Well, chalk up another comedy hit for the 
ever- reliable and always funny Louise Fazenda! 
Louise here plays a social adviser to a family 
of newly-rich — and then rings in her own 
relatives to add aristocratic touches to an 
amateur fox hunt. An extremely comical 


This might be dedicated to the girls who 
walk home from automobile rides. There 
isn't any story, but two girls — Aileen Cook and 
Lillian Bond — have a lot of funny chatter on 
their way home from more or less acrobatic 
motor trips. Ten minutes of some fun. 


One of the series that Eddie Buzzell has been 
making for Columbia release. It's pretty 
much adult stuff, built on miniature revue 
lines, with a couple of blackouts. The dialogue 
is bright. Eddie plays a vaudeville "mystic" 
who advises two blonde girls on domestic 

Radio Pictures 

This is a Xat Carr dialect comedy. Xat, 
who's really funny in this, plays the inventor 
of a vest pocket radio who follows a prospect ' 
to Africa. Cannibals get the party, but Xat 
comes to the rescue when an ostrich swallows 
his radio and starts to talk. Great gag. 

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For evening, BESSIE LOVE, charming Metro-Goldwyn player, chooses a gown of intricate cut, much 

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illustrates how to be jrminine 'tho trousered. In the feminine lead of "See America Thirst," the Universal 

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For Ann I larding it 
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Will \ the cook's away, the Bannisters play! 
Mrs Seven-day-s week housewife may call it 
work, but Ann Harding asks for nothing hitter than 
a starring role among the pots and pans on the 
cook's day out. 

Husband Harry Bannister makes it a point never to be late 
for dinner on thai particular night Two-year old Jane seems 
to t hi nk it's all a game, staged for her espet ial benefit Perhaps 
that's because she is allowed to stay up a little later than usual 

and help set the table. Ann Harding scorns any other assist- 
ance and dismisses all the servants for the evening. 

The menu must be simple, because studio routine has to be 
considered and the cook may not get home from her daily 
stnnt at the l'athe Studios until six o'clock, or later. Clever 
Ann uses her head in the domestic scene as well as in movie 
dramas. She has a dozen little dodges to save time. Other 
business women nOUSewives tan take a leaf from her book. 

Here is a typical menu planned for a night when she knows 
she will be late in donning her apron. 

Celery and Olives 

Mushroom Patties 

Broiled Steak 

French Fried Potatoes Scalloped Onions 

Home-made Biscuits 

Watercress and Cucumber Salad 

with Parisian Dressing 

Meringue Glace" 


Mushroom Patties 

Clean mushrooms. Cut into small pieces, cover with water, 
and boil until tender (about twenty minutes). Prepare a thin 
cream sauce (making enough at the same time for the onions), 
add mushrooms, and serve in warmed patty shells. 

The patty shells are ordered in the morning, to save time. 

Scalloped Onions 

Boil onions until soft, and cut into quarters. Put in buttered 

baking dish, cover with cream sauce, sprinkle with buttered 
cracker crumbs, and put in the oven until the crumbs arc well 

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Brown Biscuits 

2 cups flour 1 tablespoon lard 

5 teaspoons baking powder 1 cup milk and water in equal parts 

1 teaspoon salt 

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Watercress and Cucumber Salad 

Prepare watercress and add one cucumber that has been 
peeled, chilled, and cut in one-half inch dice. Serve with the 
following Parisian Dressing: 

2 tablespoons finely chopped 

4 red peppers 
8 crecn peppers 
1 teaspoon salt 

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' ■_> cup oil 

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1 . teaspoon powdered sugar 
1 tablespoon finely chopped Ber- 
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Meringue Glace 

Meringue shells can be bought early in the day with the 
patty shells. Fill with whipped cream or ice cream. 

IF you are planning a Valentine party, the patties, biscuits 
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for masculine appetites. 



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Ten Years Ago in Photoplay 

THIS month — being February, 1921 — we 
carry the sad story of the divorce that 
separated Charles Chaplin and Mildred 

The little blonde took the stand and tear- 
fully told of alleged cruelty and neglect. The 
judge, however, granted the decree on grounds 
of desertion. 

A property settlement, made out of court, 
gave Mildred S50,0<)0 at once and $57,000 in 
six months. (Contrast that with the S800.000 
his second marriage was to cost Chaplin.) 

The one dramatic moment of the divorce 
hearing came when she told of the death of 
their little son. The baby lived but three days. 

So began the separate existence of Mildred 
Harris Chaplin. We hear little of her, in 
these rushing days of 1931. 

A XD ten years ago we carry a glowing 
*»story about Marjorie Rambeau and her 
happy marriage to Hugh Dillman, an actor. 
The piece is called "How a Stage or Screen 
Marriage Can He Made Happy." 

Alas and alack! It wasn't long before the 
marriage went to pieces on the widely but 
unfavorably known rocks. Ten years ago — ■ 
that's a long drill. And only a few months 
ago this magazine carried another story about 
Marjorie Rambeau. 

She was in Hollywood. Older, and probably 
a lot wiser. More mature in her life and her 
art. And turning in a series of excellent per- 
formances in these new-fangled talking pic- 
tures we are beginning to hear of. 

But the little story didn't say anything 
about the happiness of stage marriages. That — 
alas — was ten years ago. 

A XD here are two pages of pictures of 
■**-great film families, ruling the movie roost 
in 1921. 

Mary Pickford, with Lottie and Doug. 
Mary makes "Kiki" now. but Jack and Lottie 
are never heard of, unless they get married 
or divorced, and then it's the Pickford name. 

The three Talmadge girls. Xorma, once in 
a while, makes a picture. Connie, happy in 
matrimony with Townsend Xetcher, and said 
to be expecting the stork. Xatalie, long in 
sweet domesticity with Buster Keaton and 
the kiddies. 

Jane and Eva Novak. Where, oh, where? 

Shirley Mason and Viola Dana. Out of the 

The Gish girls. Both on the stage. 

William and Dustin Farnum. Dustin dead, 
and Bill making a strong comeback in char- 
acter roles. 

Verily, in the pictures as in empires, it's 
a case of the kings and queens are dead — 
long live the kings and queens! 

UXIVERSAL is advertising Priscilla Dean 
in "Outside the Law." In 1930 the same 
company crashed out with a talkie of the 
same story. . . . Betty Compson's new pic- 
ture is "Prisoners of Love." . . . Whoa! 
Here's an interview with Florence Reed, then 
a great stage star appearing in "East of Suez." 
She says, "I have heard the call of the East. 
I shall follow it — into the inner chamber of 
the heart of India, Japan, China." How 
prophetic Flo was! Only a few years later 
she was making the hit of her life as Mother 
Goddam in "The Shanghai Gesture." . . . 
In this month's roto — Mildred Harris, Alice 
Lake, Pearl White ioh. how beautiful!), Rose- 
mary Theby, Harold Lloyd. Eva Xovak. Hope 
Hampton, and one of Walter Tittle's etchings, 
this time of Mary Pickford. . . . Hedda 
Hopper was a vamp in 1921. 

HOW this business does run in cycles! 
In 1921 Fox was making "A Connecticut 
Yankee in King Arthur's Court," the Mark 
Twain story. Director Emmett Flynn was 

directing, and Harry Myers was to top his 
film reputation as Hank Morgan, the Yankee. 

In 1931 Fox is making "A Connecticut 
Yankee" as a talking picture. Will Rogers, 
Fox's big-money star, is playing Hank Morgan. 

Harry Myers? Vou'll see him in "City 
Lights," the Chaplin picture. He's been 

T>ID we say cycles? 

•*-' In the February issue of 1921 we ran a 
story beginning "Conrad Xagel is a nice boy." 
It told of his devotion to his young family and 
his general excellent behavior in a community 
widely thought of as a bit naughty. Xice boy. 
Later in 1930 we ran a story called "The 

Mildred Harris as she looked at the 

time she divorced Charlie Chaplin, 

in 1920 

Strange Case of Conrad Xagel." It might 
easily' have begun "The nice boy grows older." 
For the second piece simply paints the same 
nice boy a decade later — still a devoted hus- 
band and father of a somewhat older family, 
but now a leader in affairs within the picture 
industry. There's one boy who's never changed, 
except to expand a bit. Still a leading man 
much in demand — still the same nice boy. 

PICTURES of February, 1921— Mae Murray 
and David Powell in "Idols of Clay." . . . 
Pearl White in "The Thief." her second feature 
picture after her long career in serials. . . . 
Wesley Barry in "Dinty," directed by Mickey 
Xeilan. Colleen Moore played a supporting 
role. . . . Fatty Arbuckle in "The Life of 
the Party." in which he flopped as a light 
comedian in a long feature. . . . Lois Wilson, 
Jack Holt, Lila Lee in "Mid-summer Mad- 
ness." . . . Lon Chaney appears in "The 
Penalty," with Ethel Grey Terry and Kenneth 
Harlan . . . not too hot a month. 

GOSSIP of the month. 
Charlie Chaplin has sold "The Kid' ? to 
First Xational for S800.000. 

The personal effects of the late Olive Thomas 
(Mrs. Jack Pickford^ have been sold at auction. 
Herbert Rawlinson is to be featured in 
Lewis B. Mayer productions. 

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Why the Answer Man has writer's 

cramp this month. "Min and Bill" 

brought in an avalanche of questions 

about its principal players 

THOSE two old-timers, Marie Dressier and 
Wallace Beery, stirred up more interest 
this month than the whole flock of inge- 
nues and juveniles. And two comparative new- 
comers to the talking screen, Dorothy Jordan 
and Marjorie Rambeau, brought in a batch of 
questions. The reason? The fine work of all 
four in that heart-reaching M-G-M picture, 
".Min and Bill." 

Marie gets a proposal, via Photoplay, from 
Thomas G. of Minnesota, who describes him- 
self as a "gentleman-farmer." Thomas states 
his qualifications (not bad, either!), says he's 
heard Marie is a widow, and his only question 
is whether we think she will marry him! 

Sorry, Tom, my boy, but we can't do a John 
Alien to your Miles Standisk. You'll have to 
ask her yourself. 

H. R., a former resident of Cobourg, Canada, 
the town where Marie was born fifty-nine years 
ago, wants to know when Marie is going back 
for a visit. He wants to meet her there. That's 
another question we'll have to refer to the lady 
herself. But answering 

J. S., Atlanta, Ga. — Marie Dressier is 5 
foot, 7; has brown hair, blue-gray eyes, and 
weighs around 200 pounds. Yes, the title of 
one of her latest pictures is "Reducing," but 
she isn't! Her face and her figure are her 
fortune, and Marie is wise enough to let well 
enough alone. 

Miriam, Kansas City, Kan. — Wallace 
Beery's first wife was none other than Gloria 
(ex-Marquise) Swanson. Xo, he wasn't born 
in Kansas City, Kan., but in its sister city in 
Missouri. He doesn't tell the year, but says it 
was all an April Fool joke, anyhow. You 
guessed it. The date was April 1. 

Middle- Aged Admirer, Chicago, III. — 
Yes, Marjorie Rambeau played in a number of 
silent films, as far back as 1917. Her first 
talkie part was with Helen Twelvetrees and 
Phillips Holmes in "Her Man," for Pathe. 
Her latest role is in "Inspiration," the newest 
Garbo picture. Miss Rambeau has been mar- 
ried twice — to Willard Mack, from whom she 
was divorced in 1917, and then to Hugh Dill- 
man McGaughy. 

Perciyal and Cholly (believe it or not!), 
SOUTH Bend, Ind. — You only want to know 
everything there is to know about Dorothy 
Jordan and where has she been all your lives? 
Well, if you're not older than twenty, she's 
been right here all the time, because she was 
born on August 9, 1910. Clarksville, Tenn., 


was the place, and after graduating from the 
local high school she got higher education for a 
year at Southwestern University. Then she 
went into musical comedy, and in 1929 played 
her first picture role in "The Taming of the 
Shrew," co-starring Mary Pickford and Doug 
Fairbanks. She weighs just 100 pounds; is 
5 feet, 2; has pretty brown hair and mild blue 
eyes. Write again, and maybe we'll tell you 

Caroline, Miami, Fla. — Marlene Dietrich 
was born in Berlin, the daughter of a German 
army officer. Her father planned a musical 
career for her and as a very small child she 
studied violin. While she was appearing in a 
musical comedy, Director Josef Von Sternberg 
saw her and gave her the lead opposite Emil 
Jannings in "The Blue Angel," which was 
made in Europe. Later, she was lured to 
Hollywood, and her work in "Morocco" has 
brought her great praise. She is married and 
has a pretty little four-year-old daughter. 

Janet Herman, Omaha, Neb. — Your letter 
was among many hundreds I received asking 
the same question. Here's the question: "Is 
Lew Ayres really married to Alice Caddy, as 
announced by one of the fan magazines?" 
Here's the answer: "Lew is not married." 
Alice Caddy is the wife of Ben Lucian Burman, 
author of "Mississippi." This story was pur- 
chased by Universal for Lew, and evidently 
someone got the information all mixed up. 

Joseph G. Garanito, Trixidad, B. W. I. — 
Welcome to our chatter circle. Thomas 
Meighan appeared in one talkie. It was "The 
Argyle Case." Tom is going to make two 
talkies for Fox, the first of which will be 
"Young Sinners." Ronald Colman played the 
role of Lois Moran's father in "Stella Dallas." 
David Durand and Frankie Darro are two 
entirely different young gentlemen. David is 8 
and Frank is 10 years old. 

Read This Before Asking Questions 

Avoid question? that call for unduly long answer?, 
such as synopses of plays. Sign your full name and 
address. For a personal reply, a stamped, self- 
addressed envelope must be sent. Address all in- 
quiries to Questions and Answer?. Photoplay Maga- 
zine, 221 W. 57th St., New York City. 

Photoplay is printing a list of studio addresses and 
the stars located at each one. Read it, on page 98, 
before writing to this department. In writing to the 
stars for photographs Photoplay advises you to 
enclose twenty-five cents, to cover the cost of the 
picture and postage. 

Bernice, Chicago, III. — You have three 
famous stars celebrating their birthdays with 
3'ou on January 1st. They are Marion Davies, 
Charles Bickford and William Haines. 

A. Crater — I'd have to see to believe. — 
Roscoe Ates, the st-tut-t-ter-ing fellow, wa- 
wasn't b-b-born that wa-way. He just does it 
to make you laugh. And how you laugh ! He 
comes from Mississippi, where he was bom on 
January 20, 1895. Is married and has one 
daughter. His next big role is in " Cimarron. " 
Watch for it. 

Elizabeth and Evelyn, Boise, Idaho. — So 
John Wayne is the answer to your prayers. 
And what an answer! He stands 6 feet, 2; 
weighs 200 pounds. Has dark brown hair and 
gray eyes. In his home town, Winterset, Iowa, 
where he was born 23 years ago, he was called 
Duke Morrison. He was working as a prop 
boy when Raoul Walsh picked him for the lead 
in "The Big Trail." And girls, he's single! 

Percy Xeimond, Lewistowx, Pa. — Winnie 
Lightner, your guiding star to laughter, was 
born in Greenpoint.Long Island, on September 
17, 1901. She has one son who is about two 
years old. And does he think his "Ma" is 
grand ! 

R. L. McXamara, Streator, III. — You 
want to know about the "champeen" villain of 
them all, as you call him? He's Ralf Harolde 
of Pittsburgh, Pa. Born May 17, 1899, stands 
5 feet, 10; weighs 148 and has dark brown hair 
and eyes. Ralf was on the stage for 12 years 
before he made his debut in the movies. His 
latest is "Hook, Line and Sinker." 

Terry — Of Terry-toon. — Richard Crom- 
well, the lad who made his movie debut in 
"Tol'able David," is a native Californian, 
from Los Angeles, to be exact. He is 20 years 
old, 5 feet, 10, in height; weighs 148 and has 
light brown hair and green blue eyes. He had 
no previous stage or screen experience. 

F. S.. Baraboo, Wis. — Jason Robards hails 
from Hillsdale. Mich., where he was born 
December 31, 1892. He is 5 feet. 10 1 g; weighs 
170 and has dark brown hair and brown 
eyes. Married to Agnes Lynch in January, 

Peg., Omaha. Neb. — Ann Harding was born 
in Fort Sam Houston. Texas: Alexander Gray- 
in Wrightsville, Penna.; Edward Xugent in 
Xew York City; Sally Blane in Salida, Colo.; 
and Barbara Stanwyck in Brooklyn, X. Y. 

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'ELL, Elmer, here we 
are in 1931 doin' 
everything slick as a whistle. Instead 
of millcin' a cow we jest put a bottle 
outside our door. If we want to go 
somewhere we jest step on the starter 
instead of chasin', catchin', bridlin' 
and saddlin' a horse. When we shave 
we jest yank out a safety razor and zip 
'em off instead of honin', stroppin' and 
swearin' at a straight razor. Every- 
thing's modern. 

Of course the good old customs was 
all right in their day. But even the 
folks that think they are pinin' away 
for them wouldn't give up electric 
lights fer oil lamps. In this age and 
time we have got to have efficiency, 
accuracy and speed. Well sir, the folks 
that use oil lamps now instead of elec- 
tric lights ain't as far behind the times 
as the folks that use other things in- 
stead of these little chocolate tablets. 

'"TpHESE little chocolate tablets"— mean- 

A ing Ex-Lax — are to other laxatives what 
the electric light is to the oil lamp. 

Ex-Lax is the modern way of keeping 
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These New Faces 

Watch for This Each Month 

JOAN BLONDELL ("Illicit,'* Warners) popped up and scored a sensa- 
tional hit as Dorothy Mackaill's room-mate in "The Office Wife." 
Joan, a natural comic, was born in New York City Aug. 30, 1909. 
Her father and mother were both of the theater. After several 
seasons on the New York stage — both "Follies" and drama — 
Warners signed her. 

MARTIN BURTON ("Ladies' Man," Paramount) is the latest answer 

JfM IfL to Paramount's search for handsome and talented young juveniles 

for the talkies. Young Martin appeared in London in "The Trial 

" * fttm of Mary Dugan," and came to America to play in Ethel Barry- 

mm more's production of "The Love Duel." B. P. Schulberg saw him 

in "Death Takes a Holiday," and packed him off to Hollywood 


HELEN COHAN ("Lightnin'," Fox) is the daughter of the great George 
M. Cohan himself. Born in New York City, she studied for the 
stage, and her famous daddy gave her pointers. She made her 
debut with him in his musical comedy, "Billie." doing imitations 
of Pop. While playing on the stage in Los Angeles in "June 
Moon," Fox gave her a test, and here she is! 

WARREN HYMER ("Up The River," Fox) is the son of John B. Hymer, 

^||k co-author of the famous "East Is West'" and other plays. Warren 

(^^^^^\ is twenty-four, and was educated at Yale, where he played base- 

* _^ - .1 ball. After leaving school he acted in London and New York, 

and in 1929 went into Fox pictures, where he scored immediately. 

He married Beau Yasanta, singer, in 1929. 

EVALYN KNAPP ("Fifty Million Frenchmen," Warners) is a beautiful 
blonde who appeared in many Pathe short comedies during 1929. 
Won by her beauty and talent, Warners signed her to a term con- 
tract to appear in features. Evalyn was born in Kansas City 
in 1908. She studied for the theater in New York, and afterward 
toured in several legitimate shows. 

KENT DOUGLASS ("Paid," M-G-M) is really Douglass Montgomery, 
but had his name changed to avoid conflict with the better known 
screen Montgomery, young Robert, of the same company. "Kent 
Douglass" was a leading juvenile with the Acting Company of 
the famous New York Theater Guild, having appeared in "Yol- 
pone," "Caprice" and other Guild plays. He's twenty-two. 

JESSIE ROYCE LANDIS ("Derelict," Paramount) got her picture 
start opposite George Bancroft in this film. Jessie is an 
Evanston, 111., girl, and made her stage debut in Chicago with 
Joseph Schildkraut in "The Highwayman." Since then she has 
appeared in many Broadway plays. She was educated at the 
Chicago Conservatory. She has brown hair, blue eyes. 

GREGORY GAYE ("What a Widow: - ' United Artists) scored a sound 
comedy hit as the Russian musician in this Swanson picture. 
And he is Russian, having been born in Petrograd thirty years 
ago. He was a cadet in the Russian navy, and later played on 
the stage in Europe. He comes naturally by his theatrical talent, 
as his father, also Gregory, was an actor. 

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of another lion sell old! 

1n\ |>( )N i nightmare of horror that summer. The Black Death 
_^ raged through the city. Victims died so fast condemned pris- 
oners collected the bodies l>y the cartload. 

Terror-stricken, the survivors went to the most extreme lengths to 
save themselves. The most drastic regulations were made. A reil 
. and the words "God nave mercy on us," were chalked on ths 
door of every house in which the plague had struck. 

The cross on the dix>r Served as a warning. But it was also a sentence 
of death on all within, for no one was permitted to leave these hooves. 
Shut up like rats in a trap, the well were condemned to die with the 
sick. They had no chance to escape. 

Cruel and inhuman? Yes — but only ignorance was to blame. For in 
vstilence was regarded as Dh ine vengeance lor sin. Germs were 
unheard of, sanitation unknown. 

Not l ' years later, after the American Civil War, did the 

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and that germs can be killed. Today, science wages an unceasing war 

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TF the talkie fanatics have their way in Holler- 
■J-wood. action and story will merely be used on 
the screen as an excuse to introduce conversa- 
tion. — The Film Daily. 

""THE movies arc- my racket, not the stage. I 
■*- made what reputation I've got right here in 
Hollywood, and here 1 stay. I've got plenty of 
money and no worries. I get about a thousand 
fan letters a week, and if that shows I'm washed 
up. then I'll start a laundry. — Alice White, 
film actress. 

'"THE people of Hollywood are among the most 
■*- charming on earth, and not at all the iniqui- 
tous horde that ill-informed people would have 
us believe. They go to bed at eleven o'clock 
and are up and at work at eight in the morning. 
— John McCormack, singer. 

T AM happy my divorce is proceeding. When 
-*- I am free I shall consecrate myself to my art. 
I am ambitious to do on the stage what I 
have already done in the movies. For the time 
being I shall remain with my mother at Cape 
I'errat. but will return to America as soon as I 
am free. — Pola Negri, movie actress. 

TF I were on the lookout for a restful place for 
■*- a tired business man, I would recommend 
Hollywood. The wide curves of the hilltops 
surrounding the town are soothing to the eve. 
Beautiful young women, garbed in bright col- 
ors, walk briskly in the blue-white California 
light. There are palm trees on the edge of the 
-treets; flower beds in front of the h< 
hardly any children; few dogs. The shops are 
modest. There is refinement and quiet every- 
where. The lights are out at nine p. m. 

Occasionally somebody, generally a new- 
comer to the picture colony, throws a wild 
party (which automatically throws him out of 
every other party) but that happens rarely and 
is seldom heard of by people who are not in the 
know. — Konrad Bercovici. in ''The Delineator." 




February 2 — Benny Rubin 
February- .1 — Andy (James J. Correil) 
February 5 — Monta Bell 
February 6 — Lucille Webster Gleason 
February 6 — Russell Gleason 
February 6 — Ben Lyon 
February 6 — Ramon Xovarro 
February 7 — Edward Xugent 
February 8 — King Yidor 
February 9 — Ronald Colman 
February 10— Roy D'Arcy 
February 10 — Harry Beaumont 
February 12 — William Collier, Jr. 
February 13 — Kate Price 
February 13 — John Wray 
February 14 — Stuart Erwin 
February 14 — Fred Scott 
February' 15 — John Barrymore 
February IS — William Janney 
February 16 — Chester Morris 
February 16 — Mack Swain 
February 17 — Mary Brian 
February 18 — Adolphe Menjou 
February 19 — Dorothy Janis 
February 22 — Lew Cody 
February 25 — Warren Hymer 
February 27 — Joan Bennett 

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Addresses of the Stars 

Hollywood, Calif. 

Paramount Publix Studios 

Richard Ariel] 
Jean Arthur 

Clara Bow 
Mary Brian 
Martin Burton 
Ruth Chatterton 
June Collyer 
Juliette Compton 
Gary Cooper 
Frances Dee 
Marlene Dietrich 
Leon Erml 
Stuart Erwin 
Stanley Fields 
Kay Francis 
Skeets Gallagher 

Mitzi Green 
Phillips Holmes 
Carole Lombard 
Paul Lukas 
Marcia Manners 
Cyril Maude 
Rosita Moreno 
Barry Norton 
Jack Oakie 
Guy Oliver 
Eugene Palletle 
Ramon Pereda 
William Powell 
Charles Rogers 
Stanley Smith 
Regis Toomey 
Fay Wray 

Fox Studios, 1401 N. Western Ave. 

Frank Albertson 
Luana Alcaniz 
Robert Ames 
Michael Bartlett 
Warner Baxter 
Humphrey Bogart 
El Brendel 
Lucile Browne 
Robert Burns 
Joan Castle 
Virginia Cherrill 
Marguerite Churchill 
William Collier, Sr. 
Joyce Compton 
Roxanne Curtis 
Fin Dorsay 
Charles Farrell 
John Garrick 
Janet Gaynor 
C. Henry Gordon 
Louise Huntington 
Warren Hymer 
Keating Sisters 
Richard Keene 
Jane Keith 
Nancy Kelly 
J. M. Kerrigan 
Elissa Landi 

Dixie Lee 
Marion Lessing 
George Lewis 
Myrna Ley- 
Ed mund Lowe 
Claire Luce 
Sharon Lynn 
Leslie May 
Jeanette MacDonald 
Kenneth MacKenna 
Frances McCoy 
Victor McLaglen 
Don Jose Mojica 
Goodee Montgomery 
Lois Moran 
J. Harold Murray 
George O' Brien 
Maureen O'Sullivan 
Nat Pendleton 
Will Rogers 
David Rollins 
Jillian Sand 
John Swor 
Lee Tracy 
Spencer Tracy 
Ruth Warren 
John Wayne 
Marjorie White 

Radio Pictures Studios, 780 Gower St. 

Amos and Andy 
Henry Armetta 
Mary Astor 
Roscoe Ates 
Evelyn Brent 
Sue Carol 
Joseph Cawthorn 
Betty Compson 
Ricardo Cortez 
Bebe Daniels 
John Darrow 
Richard Dix 
Irene Dunne 
Eddie Foy, Jr 
Noel Francis 
Ralf Harolde 

Hugh Herbert 
Rita LaRoy 
Ivan Lebedeff 
Dorothy Lee 
Everett Marshall 
Joel McCrea 
Jack Mulhall 
Edna May Oliver 
Roberta Robinson 
Lowell Sherman 
Katya Sorina 
Ned Sparks 
Leni Stengel 
Bert Wheeler 
Robert Woolsey 

Warner Bros. Studios, 5842 Sunset Blvd. 

George Arliss 
John Barrymore 
Noah Beery 
Joan Blondell 
Joe E. Brown 
James Cagney 
Donald Cook 
Claudia Dell 
Irene Delrov 
Robert Elliott 
Frank Fay- 

John Halliday 
Leon Janney 
Evalyn Knapp 
Winnie Lightner 
Ben Lyon 
Marian Marsh 
Edward Morgan 
Olsen and Johnson 
Barbara Weeks 
Jack Wliiting 

United Artists Studios, 1041 N. Formosa 

Joan Bennett 
Eddie Cantor 
Charles Chaplin 
Ronald Colman 
Dolores Del Rio 
Douglas Fairbanks 
Jean Harlow 
AI Jolson 

Evelyn Lave 
June MacCloy 
I'na Merkel 
Chester Morris 
Mary Pickford 
Gloria Swan son 
Norma Talmadge 

Columbia Studios, 1438 Gower St 

Richard Cromwell 
stance Cummings 

Ralph Graves 
lack Holt 
Buck Junes 
Margaret Livingston 

Bert Lytell 
Dorothy Revier 
Dorothy Sebastian 
Miriam Seegar 
Barbara Stanwyck 

Culver City, Calif. 
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios 

William Bakewell 
Lionel Barrymore 
Wallace Beery 
Edwina Booth 
John Mack Brown 
Lenore Bushman 
Harry Carey- 
Joan Crawford 

■ e»po 
Marion Davies 
Reginald Denny- 
Kent Douglas* 
Marie Dressier 
Cliff Edwards 
Julia Faye 
Greta Garbo 
John Gilbert 
William Haines 
Hedda Hopper 
Lotlice Howell 
Leila Hyams 
Dorothy Jordan 
Buster Keaton 
Arnold Korff 
Andre Luguet 

Pathe Studios 

Robert Armstrong 
Constance Bennett 
Bill Boyd 
James and Russell 

Hal Roach Studios 

Ellen McCarthy 
Joan Marsii 
Adolphe Menjou 
John Miljan 
Robert Montgomery 
Grace M 
Polly Moran 
Catherine Moylan 
Conrad Nagel 
Ramon Novarro 
Edward Nugent 
Anita Page 
Lucille Pc 
Marie Prevost 
Marjorie Rambeau 
Duncan Renaldo 
Norma Shearer 
Gus Shy 
Lewis Stone 
Lawrence Tibbett' 
Ernest Torrence 
Raquel Torres 
: Vail 

Ann Harding 
Eddie Quillan 
Helen Twelvetrees 

Charley Chase 
Mickey Daniels 
Dorothy Granger 
Oliver Hardy 
Mary Kornman 
Harry Langdon 

Stan Laurel 
Gertie Messinger 
Our Gang 
David Sharpe 
Grady Sutton 

Universal City, Calif. 
Universal Studios 

Margaret Adams 
Lew Ayres 
John Boles 
Hoot Gibson 
Bela Lugosi 
Charles Murray 

Mary Nolan 
George Sidney- 
Slim Summerville 
Genevieve Tobin 
Lupe Velez 
John Wray 

Burbank, Calif. 
First National Studios 

Richard Barthelmess 
Douglas Fairbanks, 

Glenda Farrell 
Joe Frisco 
Walter Huston 
Fred Kohler 
Dorothy Mackaill 

David Manners 
Marilyn Miller 
Ona Munson 
Dorothy Peterson 
James Rennie 
Otis Skinner 
Loretta Young 

Long Island City, New York 

Paramount New York Studio 

Clive Brcok 
Nancy Carroll 
Maurice Chevalier 
Ina Claire 
Claudette Colbert 
Norman Foster 
Miriam Hopkins 

Fredric March 
Marx Brothers 
Frank Morgan 
Ginger Rogers 
Charlie Ruggles 
Charles Starrett 
Ed Wynn 

Hollywood, Calif.; 

Robert Agnew, 6357 La Mirada Ave. 
Virginia Brown Faire. 1212 Gower St. 
Lloyd Hughes. 616 Taft Bldg. 
Harold Lloyd, 6640 Santa Monica Blvd. 
Philippe De Lacy. 904 Guaranty Bldg. 

Los Angeles, Calif. 

Jackie Ccocan, 673 S. Oxford Ave. 
Pat O'Malley, 1832 Taft Ave. 
Herbert Rawlinson. 1735 Highland St. 
Ruth Roland. 3828 Wilshire Blvd. 
Estelle Taylor, 5254 Los Feliz Blvd. 

Gilda Grav, 22 E. 60th St.. New York 

William S. Hart. Horseshoe Ranch, Newhall, Calif. 

Patsy Ruth Miller, 80S Crescent Drive, Beverly 

Hills. Calif. 
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PHOTOPI w M 10A21N1 i"i ■ IBY, 193! 



Sou /cone's Heart 
Stood Still- - 


kNET had dreamed >>( a dresa like t his — 

a dress so lovel\ thai a certain -oineone niii-l linn ami 

look. solovert thai per hape for Just one little moment 
a certain Bomeone'a bearl would stand quite BtilL She 
knew she could never, aever save enough to buy the 
dress of her dreams, for Janet'a Balarj wraa $25 a wick. 

I\\en saving >."> a week. I In- die-- was weeks ami weeks 
ami month- aw a\ . 

\ml then, just when the dresa ami the someone — 
seemed further off than e\er. the mOSl wonderfnl thing 
had happened. She had learned that now there was a 

simple wav bj which ah* — yea, Janet who had never 
sewn a stiteh in her life — could create for herself all the 
clothes her heart desired. There was a little shop just a 
short distance from home, with every convenience one 

could want and a teacher who knew ju-t e\er\ thing, and 
the cleverest electric machines that ran like a hree/e and 

stitched the seams bo quickly. Why, it was really fun! 

Janet's heart Bang that morning when, after only a 

lew bappj lessons at the Bchool, she wore to the office 

the verv first die-- -he had ever made and the fjirls 
-warmed around to a-k her where -he had boughl it. 
'Then .-he knew that the die-- of her dream- would really 
come true — and it did. 

She chose a design from among hundred- in the inaga- 
sines. She found the most ravishing piece of material 

one adventurous noon-hone. Three never-forgotten eve- 
nings she spent in the fashioning of it. reluctant e\ en to 
go to bed. There was a thrill, loo. when -he found that 

the total cost w.i- less than twelve dollars. 

Hut best of all wa- tin- little catch in her own throat 
when, at the party, a certain -oineone did -lop and look 
— ami look again — and then came Straight to take her 

hand- in his. 

• • • 

I ferj day more ^irl- an- dis- 
c<>\ ering the happiness of mak- 
ing their own clothes. Modern 
patterns, modern methods ami 
the modern Singer Electric have 
changed a once tedious task to 
the kind of fun no pirl will \% ant 
tomiss.Once von know bow easy 
it is, you, too, wiD be planning 
tin- lovely clothes yon thooghl 
m>h never could afford. 

Perhaps all \ on need is the 
confidence that comes with mak- 
ing 1 -t one tire--. If so. the 
nearesl Singer Sew ing School i- 
read) to help without one cent 
of cost to you. Yon will find 
waiting there the sympathetic, 

friendly interest of an expert 

teacher anil the finest sewing 

equipment for your use. You will 
be shown how to -elect designs, 

fabrics ami color- that are imh- 
\ idu.ilU becoming to von. Then 

step bj step ><>u will he shown 
how to lay out your pattern, 
cut out vour materials, and 
complete!) make, lit and finish 

the dre-- of Tour choice. In 
ju-t a few afternoon- orevc- 
ningS y OU will learn 

those easy modern 

method- that w ill make 
forever simple the cre- 
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Conducted l>\ Six.iu SKWINC >I.\<"1II.>E CO. 

Copyripht U. S. A. 1930-1931. by the Singer Manufacturing Co. 
All rights reserved for all countries. 

If you would like t<> know hmv you run learn to moke 
your own dresses, free, nt the nearest Singer Setting] 
School, >inif>lv telephone or call nt the Singer Shop in 
your community. Or mend the coupon below and full 
information about this new plan will come to von nt once. 


l)r,.i. It- 1 la. -11, C rr Bid*. Nawl ark. N. 1 . 

I'lr.iv tell me about the Sinrer Sewing 
I nrarr-t nn home and how I n>a\ li.or 
fr»*c I—Huual in-lrurt i.m. 

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I'iiotoplay Magazine for February, 1931 

Adds Glossy 

JuUStXB, leaves your hair 

Easy to manage 

IF you want to make your hair . . . easy 
to .iianage . . . and add to its natural 
gloss and lustre . . . this is very easy 
to do. 

Just put a few drops of Glostora on the 
bristles of your hair brush . . . and brush 
it through your hair. . .when you dress it. 

You will be surprised at the result. It 
will give your hair an unusually rich, 
silky gloss and lustre— instantly. 

Glostora simply makes your hair more 
beautiful by enhancing its natural wave 
and color. 

Sets Hair Quickly 

It keeps the wave and curl in, and 
leaves your hair so soft and pliable, and 
so easy to manage, that .... it will 
stay any style you arrange it ... . 
even after shampooing — whether long or 

A few drops of Glostora impart that 
bright, brilliant, silky sheen, so much 
admired, and your hair will fairly sparkle 
and glow with natural gloss and lustre. 
A large bottle of 
Glostora costs but a 
trifle at any drug store 
or toilet goods counter. 
Try it! — You will be 
delighted to see how 
jlosToraJ^H much more beautiful 
your hair will look, and 
how easy it will be to 
wave and manage. 

Your Mid-Winter Complexion 



dogging your ports and making them inactive, 
defeating the purpose of the preparations you 
arc using. 

Perhaps you are trying to get along without 
any complexion helps, when one or two care- 
fully selected ones would add to your comfort, 
to say nothing of improving your looks. Per- 
haps you are scrubbing your face too hard and 
making it super-sensitive. 

Jake a good, long look in the mirror today, 
even if you do have to brace yourself for a 
shock ! Try to determine just what it is your 
skin requires, and then map out a little cam- 
paign to protect it against cold and wind. If 
you need some help, go to a beauty salon. Or, 
if that isn't possible, write me about your 
problem. I'll be happy to advise you. 


Dorothy Mackaill frequently wears white for 
formal wear, being partial to satin in the 
slightly off-white shades. If she has a favorite 
color for the street, my guess is dark blue. It's 
extremely becoming to her and she wears it a 
great deal. 

Helen Twelvetrees likes red — cherry or car- 
mine for evening, and more subdued wine-red 
for daytime. She also likes tan and beige for 
the street. 

If you and your friend Mary are like these 
actresses in type and coloring, this information 
will undoubtedly help you to select clothes. I 
am happy to be able to pass it along to you. 


Perhaps when you were acquiring that sun 
tan last summer you neglected to protect your 
eyes from the sun's glare. Eyestrain is often 
responsible for those line wrinkles under the 
eyes. I think you should consult an oculist 
first, so the rause can be treated. The eye packs 
and nourishing cream will also help. Don't 

worry alx>ut it. You are young, and with proper 
treatment the condition can be eradicated. 

If your sun tan persists, continue to use a 
corresponding shade of powder and a touch of 
carmine rouge and lipstick. 

Mrs. F. L. M.: 

A beautiful girl like your sister is apt to 
arouse jealousy among less fortunate women 
who might better be making the most of their 
own good points, mental and physical. I think 
she is foolish to let it bother her and to think of 
having her lovely light hair dyed. Tell her how 
much wiser it would be to try not to resent the 
comments of other girls, but to make as many 
friends as possible among them and win them 
over by her charm and tact. A pretty girl 
needs to cultivate diplomacy and a genuinely 
tolerant attitude toward less favored girls. 
Surely, with such a gift of beauty, your sister 
can afford to be generous and kind to others. 


If your arms are naturally stout you can't 
reduce them a great deal without losing weight 
generally. But you can firm the flesh and 
make them more symmetrical by practicing 
the simple arm exercises contained in my reduc- 
ing booklet. Just send me a self-addressed, 
stamped envelope with your request. There is 
no charge for this booklet. 

Sweet Slxteex: 

I'm afraid I can't sympathize with you. 
What if your nose does turn up a bit at the end? 
Prettiness doesn't depend upon perfect features. 
If it did, what would become of most of us! 
Little irregularities in features frequently add 
piquancy to a face. Just live up to that pert, 
cunning nose by being gay and full of fun. 
There are so many good times in store for a 
girl of sixteen! 

"Pee- Wee" gets a permanent! Frances Dee, pretty Paramount player, 

takes her pup to Hollywood's new beautifying salon especially designed 

for the smart canine world of the film colony. "Pee-Wee" is being very, 

very brave about it all 

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You will see from its construction why 
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what this means. 

Its softness is the gentle softness of 
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Thus it can be worn in complete safety 
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GRADUALLY the fact dawns upon the young 
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Many women are so confused about feminine 
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don't worry. The knowledge you seek is too 
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The old-time fear of poisons 

There was a time when caustics and poisons were 
the only antiseptics strong enough for feminine 
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mercury and compounds of carbolic acid. Women 
didn't like them either. And when they discover 
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old-fashioned fear leaves at once and forever! 

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. imld FROM PAGE 10 . 

She's Emphatic! 

Hamilton, Ont. 

Ramon Novarro is absolutely the greatest 
actor and singer on the screen, and if you don't 
think so go and see a doctor as you must 
certainly be in need of one. 

Mrs. Dick 

Clara, Can You Do It ? 

Milton, Mass. 

If Paramount will only forget about the 

Navy and purchase a good story for the 

emotional Clara Bow she will undoubtedly rise 

far above Garbo, Chatterton and Ann Harding. 

Bradford Hutchinson 

We'll Take the Bet 

Racine, Wis. 

Won't some producer dare to make a grand 
opera complete? I'd bet on his success. 

Mrs. L. M. Haas 

Dorothy Predicts — 

Pelham, N. Y. 

To my mind the three most attractive 
younger actors are Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., 
Raymond Hackett and Phillips Holmes. They 
will be the leading stars in filmdom five years 
from now. 

Dorotity Foster 

We Too, Bob! 

Bowling Green, Ky. 

Talkies brought a new thrill to me, and yet 
tonight I wish I might sit in a theater and 
watch John Gilbert make love to Greta Garbo 
in blessed silence and imagine for myself what 
he whispers in her ear. 

Robert 0. Mtjnm 

Beal Restraint 

Lansdowne, Penna. 

I refuse to issue a wholesale condemnation 
of music on the screen simply because the poor 
musical films have so greatly outnumbered the 
good ones. 

L. W., Jr. 

Some "Trail!" 

Detroit, Mich. 

Raoul Walsh's picture, "The Big Trail" is 
without exception the greatest, most inspira- 
tional picture I have seen for many a moon. 

The acting is splendid, the settings magnifi- 
cent, the direction excellent. This superb 
picture demonstrates effectively the possibili- 
ties of moving picture art. More artistic and 
dramatic masterpieces such as this and fewer 
slapstick comedies and petty and trite love 
affairs would serve to change the "fed-up" 
attitude of a critical and bored public toward 

the talkies. 

Marie D. Meyer 

Well, What? 

Columbus, Ohio 

I wouldn't sit through one of Maurice 
Chevalier's pictures if I got paid for it. 

I think he has the most tiresome and arti- 
ficial smile. Can't something be done about it? 
Betty Tuttle 

He Certainly Could 

Jeannette, Penna. 

What a grand personality! 

Chevalier could make us cry our eyes out if 
he were given a role which required him to 
portray a few pathetic scenes. 

Vernon Roberts 

We'll Bite. Why? 

Glastonbury, Conn. 

Why do they insist on putting some slap- 
stick comedy into almost every picture and 
thereby spoiling what would probably have 
been a perfect picture? 

Eva Vabhi 

She Comes to Bury Caesar 

Chicago, 111. 

I read the critics' praise of Greta Garbo's 
voice — its "mellow huskiness" — and wonder. 
To me it is coarse and thick. 

In "Anna Christie" it fitted the character, 
but in "Romance" this so-called "mellow 
huskiness" was as much in keeping with an 
Italian opera diva as a high tenor would be to 
Victor McLaglen. I bury my Garbo with 
regret. With that voice, she's dead to me. 

L. Haines 

Time Will Tell 

Gooding, Idaho 

Are the talkies becoming too noisy? Sound 
pictures are here to stay and put before us 
much that could not be given in silence, but 
producers should slow down or soon the talkic< 
will be nothing but cheap vaudeville. 

Would a silent be accepted once in a while, 
or is the technique gone forever? 

H. V. McCoy 

Keep It Pure! 

Niagara Falls, N. V. 

In "A Lady Surrenders" Genevieve Tobin 
messed up a perfectly beautiful little drama 
by her affected speech. 

I love the King's English, but don't you 
think a pure American accent is better than a 
jargon which is neither one thing nor the other? 
S. T. Graham 

Make 'Em Move! 

East Orange, N. J. 

The principal requisite of the silent photo- 
play was that it should move. This is also 
necessary in the phonoplay. 

The producers, nevertheless, seem to have 
forgotten this most important fact. Surfeited 
with dialogue which slows the action to zero. 
the pictures today are nothing more or less 
than photographed stage plays. Action must 
still be the predominant factor, with dialogue 
playing a subordinate part in the drama. 

When the producers are impressed with the 
importance of this requirement, we shall see 
the phonoplay rivalling the old silent film in 
effect. But until then the talking picture must 
mark time. O. Clark 

Even adTerttoemenl in niOTOrLAT magazine Is gnarurteed. 

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When I was fir-t consulted al»out 
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B cause, while it's an absolutely 
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Now — a prescription for 

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iade by the makers >>f 
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At your druggist's, you merely ask 
for Packer's Scalptone. Then you 
yourself make your own prescrip- 
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Is your hair oily — dry — 

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Now it's obvious that no single 
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the Packer Company got to work 
and solved the problem. 

In the neck of every bottle of 
Scalptone, there's a little tube. In 
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If your hair is i iu won't 

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Scalptone, just as it comes in the 
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If \ our at alp i, (lightly dr 
uncork the tube, and jMiur ju-t 

enough oil into the Scalptone to 

make it rijdit for your hair. And if 
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to add the whole amount of oil to 
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the amazing results it has. 

Packer's Scalptone will help keep 
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PACKER'S Scalptone 

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Hair-beauty depends on scalp-nealtn 

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oily hair: 

Just u often as your hair pets 
oily, even if it s only a few days 
since your last shampoo, sham- 
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Shampoo. This shampoo is made 
lly for oily hair; it will 
leave your hair soft and Huffy. 
Between ahampi ire with 

Scalptone, the wonderful new- 
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modi fy to suit just her hair. If 
your hair is very oily, Scalptone 
can be an astringent tot 
explanation above). It will help 
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dry hair: 

Shampoo every two weeks T 
larly with Packer's ()li\e Oil 
Shampoo. This olive oil sham- 

pine tar. After these four sham- 
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a week. 
Along with Tar Soap Sham- 
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modify to suit just your hair. If 
your hair is dry, read the easy 

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day apply Scalptone with good 

Scalptone is 

the new Packer tonic, the first 
tonic I ever heard of that you can 
modify to suit just your hair. 
Scalptone, modified .■ 
the very simple directions on the 
bottle, will supply the natural oil 
your hair lacks. 


For years Packer's Tar Siap has 
been tin- standard treatment for 
dandruff, and if you'll start with 
four daily shampoos with Packer's 
Tar Soap, you'll see for 3 
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directions which come with the 
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If your hair is oily, you will use 
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Photoplay Magazine for February, 1931 

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dries almost instantly and guards 
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(chamberlains is not at all 
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you go outdoors and at bedtime, 
to reveal and preserve the beauty 
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had been completed. She was standing in the 
high patio that overlooks all the hills of Bev- 
erly, her hair wind-tossed, her arms tiling wide 
and I heard her saying, "Oh, I've got so much. 
So much of happiness, so much of beauty. My 
husband, whom I love. My baby who is every- 
thing to me. This perfect house. Everything. 
Should I not be afraid of having so much? For 
so long I had nothing. Now I have everything. 
Will it fall about my ears?" 

She seemed some magnificent earth thing 
challenging the gods. 

"V"ET, somehow, I saw nothing of all that she 
J- is on the screen. She seemed never to make 
the most of herself. It is so with her personal 
appearance. The directness of her gaze hurts 
you. Her beauty stabs you and yet lesser 
beauties invariably are more carefully groomed 
than Eleanor. She's never known just what 
to clo with her hair. She's never had the knack 
that most actresses acquire of using just the 
right make-up. It must be because she's rather 
too line for exteriors and perhaps it was that — 
the fact that she does go so deep— that made 
the camera lose her vital charm. 

And then for the first time, I saw her — the 
real her — in "The Great Meadow." 

In the first place the part suits her exactly. 
I can well imagine Eleanor doing everything 
that her character Dionc did. Eleanor is, at 
heart, a pioneer woman. Dionc pioneered in 
a physical wilderness. Eleanor has pioneered 
in a mental wilderness — with theories. It's 
only a matter of the generation in which you 
happen to be born. Dionc battled with cold 
and hunger and privations. Eleanor has battled 
with public opinion and bigotry and selfishness. 
Basically the two — Eleanor and the character 
she played in "The Great Meadow" — are iden- 
tical. Vet even she might not have made that 
woman live as she now does, a few years ago. 

For she has grown. She has borne two lovely 

children and the cloak of motherhood fits her. 
Her face has become more lovely and her figure 
( which was once tall and inclined to be angular) 
has softened and rounded until it is the figure 
of a magnificent woman. Now she gives the 
camera the same straight gaze that she has 
always given to life. 

There are two types of artists' in the world — 
those who work best when the stress of circum- 
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and I believe that it is this that has brought 
about the change. She was unhappy while she 
was under contract to M-G-M, for she very 
seldom did parts that she felt were sincere. 

She could not, somehow, combat the mill of 
pictures and that is why she turned down the 
new contract that was offered her after she 
had completed her role in 'The Great 
Meadow. Since money is no longer a primary 
consideration she actually prefers to free lance 
and have the right of accepting or rejecting 
the roles offered her. 

"D UT she now has a new burst of enthusiasm 
■•-'for pictures. At first when she left M-G-M 
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and her husband. She is still content with 
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and work is necessary to her. At first, after 
her baby was born, she didn't care whether 
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Garbo vs. Dietrich 


Dietrich may be a good actress, a beautiful 
woman and all that, but please understand 
right now that no one can be compared with 
Greta Garbo. Anything she does is all right 
with mc — and fifty million others. She is the 
greatest and most wonderful woman of all 
time!" You can gather, from this tiny assort- 
ment from a great batch, the divine madness 
that grips the true worshipper of that amazing 
Swedish girl. Let us turn to the less perturbed 
section of the populace — the milder spirits 
whose judgment is settled and whose souls are 
more serene. 

"\yfR. J. V. K., of Cumberland, Ky., pours 
J- » ■••some oil on the roiled and stormy waters : 

"How could anyone get mixed up on this 
Garbo-Dietrich situation? Both Dietrich and 
Garbo can speak the same language, have the 
same likes and mysteries. Why not let them 
alone and let them become friends? Garbo 
is so much like Marlene Dietrich, and Dietrich 
so much like Greta that I am sure they would 
become fast friends." 

A hopeful note is struck by Miss E. B., of 
Henderson, Tex.: 

"I believe all the Garbo fans will like Miss 
Dietrich. She isn't trying to take Garbo's 
throne. She merely wants another one beside 

And Mr. J. B., of River Forest, 111., is a little 
bored with it all: 

"Why this everlasting bringing-up of the 
'new menace to Garbo's throne' idea? But 
since another 'new menace' has again come up, 
let's give the new girl a break. I am, of course, 
also a Garbo fan. But I'm not a narrow- 
minded maniac. Let there be (and here Mr. 
B. grows ironical) one God, one Caesar, one 
Lincoln, one Napoleon, one Mickey Mouse, 
one Garbo. But why not also one Marlene 

And Mr. J. B. strikes the keynote! He 
points the way to peace! Why not one 
Dietrich, indeed? 

After all, can Marlene help it if she looks 
something like the Queen of Culver City? 

Is Hollywood only large enough for one 
beautiful girl who employs restraint and whose 
screen personality is alive with the glamor that 
gives certain actresses of stage and screen 
their true greatness as public magnets? 

I answer my own question. Certainly not. 

And may I point out that the tricks, atti- 
tudes and methods of la Dietrich are less 
Garboesque than they are European? Let us, 
in this moment of armistice, remember that 
Garbo is the only European trouper to attain 
great Hollywood eminence since Negri's time, 
and that's long ago, as tern pus fugils. 

But there's no need of getting deep-dish 
about this war. We should get the boys and 

girls out of the trenches by Lincoln's birthday 
— nay, they should be out now, cooling off 
their fevered typewriters and turning to the 
productive arts of peace. 

Miss Dietrich's "Morocco" was a hit. The 
country's fans and critics gave her a nice send- 
off. They welcomed her as a distinct person- 
ality — a fresh gift to the American screen. 
Great Caesar's perambulating ghost, isn't 
the American motion picture big enough to 
support two foreign ladies who drip personal- 
ity, even though one is a tweedish Swedish 
divinity named Garbo? 

As soon as Marlene had finished "Morocco," 
she was set at "Dishonored" by the ardent 
Yon Sternberg, this time with big Yic McLag- 
len opposite. This done, she set off for Ger- 
many to see her little daughter, for whom she 
had been pining. She left behind her the dawn 
of a first-rate American reputation, born amid 
the thunders and alarms of a one-sided war. 

God willing, she'll be back — back, I hope, 
in peace. She's a fine actress, this lush Teuton 
with the slumbrous eyes. We need her. Even 
the Garbo-maniacs need her, as they'll realize 
as soon as they cool off and discover ttjat Mar- 
lene is no copy-cat trying to steal thrones at 
night. Garbo's Garbo and Dietrich's Dietrich, 
and thank Heaven for both. That's the atti- 
tude, and that is what will happen. 

You are cordially invited to attend a big 
shenanigan I am promoting for the spring 
drinking season. 

It is to be held at Madison Square Garden, 
New York City — a banquet seating as many 
as can be herded in. At one end of the table 
will be a throne for Greta Garbo — at the other 
a throne for Marlene Dietrich. Each will be 
exactly the same size, and contain as many 
diamonds, rubies, emeralds and sapphires. 

A HUNDRED flappers, dressed in white and 
carrying olive branches and autographed 
photographs, will attend each monarch. In 
between will be Mr. and Mrs. John H. Fan 
and the little Fans. Each will have one eye on 
Marlene and one on Greta, who will both be 
smiling, whatever the cost. 

Paramount will furnish a band to play at 
one end of the hall — Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer 
will hire one to tootle at the other. 

At the proper moment, I shall rise with a 
glass of pop in each hand. Bowing simul- 
taneously to both thrones (a very good trick 
if I can do it) I shall propose the toast, "The 
Queens, God bless them!" and will then drink 
from both tumblers at once. (.Another good 
trick. I learned it in India from a Swami.) 

And you all will drink it too — even the 
wildest of you Garbo-maniacs. 

Hush now — nobody's trying to steal your 
baby's throne! 

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so hideously deformed and scarred 
that people shudder when they pass 
you by on the street — is life a dreary 
prison, a cruel trap from which you 
cannot escape? 

Ah, no, for there are the movies! 

You slip into a theater and there in 
the friendly darkness you forget your 
ugly face and twisted body and 
through the art of Mary Pickford, 
Ruth Chatterton and all the lovely 
army of exquisite, gifted women, you 
find love and laughter and adventure. 
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The Prima Donna and "the Old Man" 


Lubitsch saw something in the singing, talking 
shadow of the beautiful girl with the red-gold 
hair. His smart showman's sense told him he 
could add to it — oh, gayety, finesse, and most 
important of all, glamour! Perhaps he saw 
here perfect, malleable clay for his master- 
potter's hand. Maybe he didn't. 

At any rate, Ernst Lubitsch played a perfect 
Pygmalion to Jeanette MacDonald's Galatea. 

TpHE pretty, conventional statue came alive 
•*- at the command of his intelligence and will. 
Her dormant humor, her sense of fun that had 
lain in the bud while she trilled "I Love You," 
burst into bloom. 

To me, the rebirth of Jeanette MacDonald 
at the touch and under the training of Lubitsch 
is one of the little miracles of the talkie times. 

For born again she was — more beautiful, 
more glamorous as a woman, and as an entirely 
new and fascinating artist in the matter of 
alluring and sexy comedy. 

Some things he taught her. Other talents 
which had lain in her unused, he brought out. 
Her promise in "The Love Parade - ' came to 
full flower in "Monte Carlo," that charming 
bit of fluff that became something hugely de- 
lightful at the magic touch of The Old Man. 

How did the little miracle happen? I had a 
long talk with Jeanette over a tomato omelette 
and a smidgin of toast. And I think I know. 

For one thing, they found, early in their pro- 
fessional association, that their senses of humor 
jibe. They, a little like Mike and Ike, laugh 
alike. If Lubitsch thought of a laugh plum to 
stick in the picture, Jeanette giggled, and it 
wasn't just politeness. 

The Old Meister, sensing that he had pliable 
material and fertile ground, suggested, taught, 
instructed and hinted. MacDonald, being a 
smart girl and a good trouper, picked up every 
Lubitsch cue. 

In a sense, they were teammates. As a mat- 
ter of fact, Jeanette remarks that the studio 
always said that she and Lubitsch "did an act." 
That is to say, The Old Man and the Prima 
Donna had a pretty elaborate ritual of daily 
jokes, politenesses and comments. It made for 
ease and it made for good work. 

And daily The Old Man saw Galatea begin 
to breathe — then act, with grace and charm. 

What is more important than mere liking, 
MacDonald had, and has, tremendous respect 

for the talents of Herr Ernst. She knew that 
he knew, and no fooling! She was anxious to 
learn from an acknowledged master of his 
trade — which was three-fourths of the battle. 
And learn she did! 

In all their association through two long and 
tricky pictures, they had but one serious scrap. 

" I had come late three days hand-running," 
says Jeanette. "The last time I was just five 
minutes behind time. But Mr. Lubitsch had 
finally lost all patience and more temper. 

" lie was in a rage. ' Who do you think you 
arc?' he roared. 'Do you know who I am? 
You aren't big enough to do this to me!' 

"The upshot was that I had hysterics and he 
stormed into the front office — while a company 
waited an hour instead of live minutes. But 
before noon we had made it up, and our friend- 
ship and professional understanding were 
stronger than ever." 

And so the team of Lubitsch and MacDonald 
laughed and toiled successfully through two of 
the finest sophisticated comedies ever made for 
the screen. At this writing, her Paramount 
term over, Jeanette MacDonald is on the Fox 
lot. Butjsheisn'ttheconventional prima donna 
any more. She's a trained and tricky come- 
dienne, taught by a master. 

Tl.AXETTE'S a smart girl. She won't forget 
J what teacher taught. She admires and re- 
spects him as a master, likes him as a friend. If 
the Fox directors are smart, they will cash in on 
this beautiful girl, and all get rich and famous 

Her first, under the new contract, is to be 
"All Women Are Bad." with Eddie Lowe 
opposite and the able William K. Howard hold- 
ing the reins. And we will see what we shall 
see — and hear. Boy, there's true romance in 
the story of The Old Man and The red-haired 
Prima Donna! It's a little miracle-play, done 
under the Hollywood arc lights. 

Lucky Jeanette, a pretty Broadway girl, 
whom fortune favored with months of associa- 
tion with a real master! Lucky Paramount, 
who had her beauty and developed talents in 
two first-rate comedies! Lucky Fox, crafty 
enough to sign her for more! Yes. and lucky 
Lubitsch, too! What greater fortune — or sat- 
isfaction — can come to a great moulder of 
human talents than to see a still, white statue 
come alive at the touch of his genius? 

George Bernard Shaw, greatest living man of letters, gives in at last to the 
tallcies! Here the whiskered Irish playwright is shown on the set at the 
British International Studios, near London. About him are some of the 
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Sentiment was divided. The Fox lot was 
reported betting the works on Notre Dame, 
while United Artists shot the wad on South- 
ern California. Hollywood was 120 per cent 
agog the day of the game. 

Then the great Notre Dame eleven smeared 
Southern California's pets 27-0. 1 hear the 
Fox lot bought! 

AXD so they were married! 
Dorothy Sebastian and Rill Boyd (the 
blond one of Pathe) stepped off the deep end 
in Las Vegas one December day. They'd been 
keeping company for quite a while. 

"Little Alabam" and Director Clarence 
Brown were engaged for a long time, with Dot 
wearing a huge diamond on the significant 
finger. But that ultimately blew up. Now 
Dorothy is Mrs. Bill Boyd, and Brown is seen 
both hither and thither in Hollywood with 
Sally Blane. 

AND there's the very grand actress 
who makes her maid put on her 
parlor cap every time she answers 
the phone. 

BEING an opera and concert star, as well as 
a screen star, has its drawbacks. One of 
them is that sometimes you can't see the Holly- 
wood premiere of your latest picture. 

That's what happened to Grace Moore. 
Wires from New York called her back East to 
fulfil concert engagements, so she missed the 
thrill of attending her own opening on the 

But after all, four figures with dollar marks 
in front of them do make up for things! 

FORD, the bad boy of M-G-M, was asked 
to play a role in Jack Gilbert's new picture, 
"Gentleman's Fate." Mr. Bickford didn't 
want to play the part. And he said so loudly 
and in no uncertain terms as is Mr. Bickford's 
wont. The studio insisted. 

Bickford said if they didn't like it they could 
give him a release from his contract. So the 
studio got Louis Wolheim to play the part. 
They didn't like Mr. Bickford's attitude so 
they gave him his release. 

Then there's Kay Johnson. M-G-M wanted 
to loan her out to an independent studio. Kay 
didn't want to go. So she said, too, if they 
didn't like it they could give her her release. 
And again they didn't like it. They gave her 
her release. 

RUMOR has it that Vivian Duncan will be 
crooning those haunting ditties over a 
cradle in a few months. Vivian is now in New 
York, where she has confided the Great News 
to intimate friends. Nils Asther remained in 
Hollywood for a spell, but he will join her 
shortly. This couple remain as devoted as ever. 
And little Ruth (Gentlemen Prefer Blondes') 
Taylor became the mamma of a son not long 
ago. She lives on New York's Park Avenue 
with her broker-husband, Paul Zuckerman. 

HOLLYWOOD is a village of rackets. Not 
the noisy kind but strange businesses. 
One of the most unusual rackets is a concern 
that ferrets out the private telephone numbers 
of the stars. These numbers, in turn, are sold 
to tradespeople, real estate men, bond sales- 
men and laundries. 

John Gilbert's phone rings, and a voice 
drifts over the wire. 

"Good morning, Mr. Gilbert, wouldn't you 
like to visit beautiful Jungle Manor?" 

Consequently, the stars change their private 
telephone listings three or four times a year. 
In fact, sometimes they don't even know the 
number themselves, so deeply is it shrouded in 
secrecy. There is no more tragic story than 
that of the star who forgot his own number, 
and no one would tell him — not even the 
telephone company. 

THEY tell the story about the 
Hollywood new-rich couple who, 
instead of cocktails, present each 
guest with a large bottle of cham- 

When dinner is announced the 
host cries, "Bring your bottle right to 
the table with you — this is just old 
liberty hall." 

(~~* AR Y COOPER escaped arrest because — 
^-^ Well, Gary had parked his swell car in a 
non-parking zone while he went into an auto- 
display room to look at some models. 

Outside, a policeman started to write a ticket. 

The salesman with Cooper saw him, and 
rushed out. 

"Hey, you can't do that!" he told the cop. 

"I'm doing it," the cop pointed out. 

The salesman became so persistent that the 
policeman got mad and took him to jail. 

And forgot to finish writing the ticket for 

ANEW singing team headlined at New 
York's famous Palace not so long ago. 

The billing read, "Bemice Claire and 
Alexander Gray." 

Big shots in Hollywood singies less than a 
year ago. Then the producers thumbed down 
the musical stuff. Bernice and Alex sing their 
songs for the two a day, and doing all right, 

Heigho! Build 'em up — knock 'em down. 

RAYMOND GRIFFITH tried to make a 
come-back on the screen. But he cannot, 
you know, speak above a whisper. Yet how 
effective he was as the dying French soldier in 
"All Quiet." He did not, you remember, speak 
a word. 

Now he's just been signed by Warners as a 
member of their writing staff. 

BILL POWELL just about has things his own 
way in the studio cafe on the Paramount lot. 
He autographed one of his best looking pic- 
tures for each of the girls in the cafe, and maybe 
you don't think he gets sendee! Your toast 
and mine might be cold when it arrives, but 
Bill gets his hot as blazes! 

EASIEST role of 1930: Extra Girl 
Ruth Mayhew in "Dishonored" 
had to lie motionless on a stretcher 
and be carried across the screen. 

WE have been telling you the stork was 
working overtime in Hollywood. We 
understand now that he will be visiting little 
Alice Day before many months. 

B( -ides that we hear that her sister, Marce- 
line Day, is feeling lonely since Alice married 
and it is not unlikely that she will soon say 
"yes" to Arthur Kline's continued proffer of 

BEWARE these "exclusive models" in Holly- 
wood. I mean clothes, not ladies who pose 
for the brush and paint men! 

The other day at the Embassy Club you'd 
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dressed identically from head to foot. Hut the 
uirls got together and found that each had been 
told that the gowns were absolutely exclusive. 

CAN'T keep this pair out, down, or apart ! 
George K. Arthur and Karl Dane, having 
finished a series of Darmour short comedies, 
went on a live-weeks' tour of the Publix 

Just the old inseparables. 
Together they mean do-re-mi. Apart, who 

' I 'HEY must be troupers all in Hollywood. 
*■ Lester Vail, that very nice kid, who gets a 
best performance in "The Devil's Battalion" 
this month, and who is playing Joan Crawford's 
leading man in " Dance, Fools, Dance," worked 
one entire afternoon, doing gay, sprightly scenes 
just after he had received word that his wife 
had been rushed to the hospital for a serious 

Not a word of complaint was heard from 
him, but every member ol that cast was on his 

There was not a mistake made in a single 
line, and the company finished work two hours 
ahead of time. 

•"THE German censors finally permitted "AH 
*■ Quiet on the Western Front - ' to be shown 
in the Fatherland. 

Then the trouble started. Riots broke out 
around the Mozartstaa! Theater, Berlin, where 
the picture was being screened. Fights started. 
Police herded the scrapping crowd into the 

Several combatants were hurt. Then the 
government took a hand and forbade its being 

Nothing was quiet about THAT front. 
Dynamite in Germany, that masterpiece! 

PFGGY JOYCE — diamonds, sables, face and 
rigger — is in Hollywood. 
She wants to make a talkie out of "The Lady 
of the Orchids," in which she appeared on the 

Peggy is rumored to be going platinum 
blonde, a la Jean Harlow of "Hell's Angels." 
Well, it must be all right. In case of need, 
hock the hair! 

THERE'S been an awful lot of news- 
print fussing about Clara Bow 
firing her secretary, Daisy Devoe. 
Just a lot of Bow-Bow-De-Voe . . .! 

HPHEY may be a burst of cheers on our side, 
*- but in England Amos 'n' Andy are just a 
burst of dead silence. 

" Check and Double Check," shown to the 
trade and press in London, was received with 
polite, but dire silence. It is said that not a 
newspaperman in the London Press Club had 
ever heard of the boys. 

They are, of course, absolutely unknown in 

Poor dear old Mother Country! How it 
misses out on American culture! 

EVEN six months after Lon 
Chaney's death, the M-G-M fan 
mail department is still receiving 
loads of fan letters addressed to him. 

"D ROOKLINE, MASS., one of the wealthiest 
■^-'and most exclusive towns in America, has 
seen the light 

The law forbade the showing of motion pic- 
tures in the hoity-toity community. En- 
lightened voters recently changed the statute 

by the ballot. Brookline became the most 
sought-after theater location in the United 

Seven applications were made for permission 
to erect theaters, headed by Publix and Warn- 

Two permits will be granted. 

Soon Brookline will begin to LI VE! 

npHE. studios have a neat little habit of 
*■ putting young actors and actresses under 
contract at very small salaries and then giving 
them important roles. At the time the signing 
takes place the kids are thrilled simply at 
getting a break. 

Later they discover themselves important 
featured players and find that the small part 
actors get more money than they. 

A certain boy who was given the lead in one 
of the biggest pictures of the year and has been 
shoved into several other vehicles right away 
is earning just $75 a week. 

IT seems that a bit of his own medicine was 
handed Doug Fairbanks by the stickup men 
who robbed him in his own home not so long 
ago. They were arrested recently and con- 
fessed the holdup. 

But the funny part is that they told of how 
they clambered up Doug's roof, just as he does 
in pictures, and watched gleefully while Doug 
ran around spreading the alarm and hunting 
them in vain. Ha! Ha! 

THEY keep on saying it and print- 
ing it — that Gary Cooper and 
Lupe Velez are married. 

But Lupe and Gary keep on deny- 
ing it. And your guess is as good as 

r T"'HE highest of high brown society were all 
*■ at the train to greet Mrs. Stepin Fetchit. 
wife of the temperamental comedian, and their 
seven-weeks old son. 

The welcome home was gay and noisy but 
suddenly Mrs. Fetchit said, "Where's Stepin?" 

Nobody had noticed that he wasn't there. 
Then, just at that moment, he arrived. "Heah 
I is, honey," he said. "You oughta know you 
shouldn't take a mornin 'train. I jes ' overslep' 

A LL you fans who have wondered what 
-^-happened to that charming little actress 
Laura La Plante, take heart. You'll see that 
sprightly, animated face again soon. 

She comes back not as a star but as one of 
the three feminine leads in "Lonely Wives." 
And more power to her. 

WHO should pop up in New York's outlying 
theaters but our old Perfect Lover pal, 
Eugene O'Brien! 

Gene revived his own Chicago comedy suc- 
" Steve," and took it on a whirl of the 
Subway Circuit. 

O'Brien was around New York all fall. 
hankering for the grease paint and spangles. 
Tough to have been such a great star in the 
old days, and then to feel sort of out of it! 

ALL the unmarried girls in Holly- 
wood will be wanting parts in 
"Big Brothers." 

Reason? The director will be 
Richard Dix. Uh-huh, I said director. 
He'll act in it, too. 

\N interviewer called upon Gloria Swanson's 
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MORE stork news. Kay Ham- 
mond, who did such a grand 
piece of work in "Abraham Lincoln," 
is Meaaed w an t in g in February. 

She's the wife of Hinrv W.-.uher- 
by, a millionaire shoe man. 

Oil agMn, on ag*in"- Hollywood version: 
Charactei Actor I M Kerrigan was 
promised a part in "Young Sinners." 

"But you'll have to take ofl about twelve 
pounds, said Director Frank Borzage. 

Steam rooms; mating*; diet. Kerrigan lost 
But the picture was postponed. 
I In- re 'II l><- a pan for you in • Seas Beneath,' 
it you'll put the poundage back on," reassured 
Mr John Ford. 
Malted milks, indolence, heavy meals; 
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Hut Walter C. Kelly was given the part. 
And then Director Frank Lloyd told k 
gan he could have a part in "East Lynne" if 
he'd take ofl about ten pounds. 
Did Kerrigan shoot him? 

He made a contrail with a Turkish bath 

SHIRES, exhibitionistic ball 
player, says he is going to drop "The 
Great" from his handle while he's in 
Hollywood working in pictures. 

"Out here it sounds so ordinary," 
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HPHE director came to the costume designer. 
■*- "Now I want you to be very careful about 
how you dress the star for this picture," he said. 
"I'll tell you about her characterization. She 
is very charming, very modern, very sophisti- 
cated and at the same time quite effeminate." 

WHEN Director Roy Pomeroy first came to 
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histrionic knowledge at all." 

"Aw, hell, you don't got to know anything 
about history to be an actor!" was the 

AVERY arty director was talking to a very 
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"Let me see," said the director, "what mood 
do I want here? Ah, I've got it. Do you know 
that gorgeous picture in the east wing of the 

"No," said the actor. 

"That's it," said the director. "That's it. 
I want the feel and pity and despair of that 
picture in this scene." 

THE other day in Hollywood the 
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thing about Garbo. 

Buried on one of the sports pages 
was a headline that read, "Garbo 
Scores Touchdown." But it was only 
a kid football player of Los Angeles 
named Santos Garbo. 

WHAT? Still "another Garbo"? 
Insiders say that Universal has a dead 
ringer for the Swedish wonder under contract. 
1 ler name is Tala Birell, an actress well known 
in Germany. 
The day of mystery is with us. 

DORIS KENYON, widow of Milton Sills, 
sent a S50 check to the Los Angeles Fire 
Department pension fund for widows and 

An inhalator squad from the department 
worked hard and long, but in vain, in an effort 
to save Milton's life the day he collapsed. 

SCREECHERS are still coming to light 
from Clara Bow's location trip to New York 
last fall. Here's the latest, retailed by Harrison 

Clara was about to drive out of a garage in a 
big car. A property man on the sidewalk held 
up one of these circular sun deflectors about 
five feet in diameter. 

One of the onlookers shook his head. " She'll 
never do it!" he said, with plenty conviction. 

"Do what?" said another. 

"Jump that big car through that little hoop ! " 

SINCE Jack Dempsey has taken 
over the big hotel at Ensenada, a 
new and grand resort in Mexico, all 
of the local Hollywood scribes are 
begging to be allowed to do stories 
on Estelle Taylor. 

WHEN you see a certain heavy drama, 
featuring one of the most exotic of stars, 
you will notice the star running up the stairs 
while her leading man follows her in hot pursuit. 
Originally the script demanded that the hero 
carry the heroine up the steps. But the lady 
was no featherweight and the actor no giant of 
strength. Great minds banded together and 

Most of us thought she was great in the old serial days, when she and 
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the decision on the change in at tion h u nada 

within tWO hotl 

CLARA l" >U "S getting rid "i pooch 
S .hi know, |he imnrd more dogl 

any other person in Hollywood except maybe 
tin- people who run the M-G-M bark 

Anyway, Clara's !.i-.t * 1 i ^ i »• - i|>cr- 

fluous canines reduced her Great Dane hold- 

i.oin lour to tWO That CUt her food bill 

from more than S ux > to somewhere thou 
And besides, one of then sol sick and coal hex 
nearly 1200 tor veterinarying- so as soon at ii 
iras well, slu- gave it away. 

ASTOItt has been going around the 
counU) thai "Disraeu" loot money for 
Warner Brothi 

It i^n'l true, ["he PbOTOFI \y Mr.lal winner 
did excellent business in the larger cities and 

drew fair to middling crowds 10 the smaller 
towns, and the earnings of the lilm were 
entirely satisfat t'>r> 

What is more important, "Disraeli'' <li'l 
more to tnuld prestige for Warner Brothers 

than any picture the company has ever made. 

In short, everyone is happ\ about " Disraeli" — 
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writer, says that Molly O'Day 
is going to marry George Raft, 
dancer, as soon as his present matri- 
monial ties are snipped. 
Ask Walter, not me. 


DIAMOND jive Rita La R 

Rita is the Radio Pictures' vamp who's 
grown famous for socking mashers on the 

"1 hate men." she Used to say. 

Then what' \\ hy, one day not so long BgOj 

Rita appeared on the lot wearing a huge dia- 
mond on that linger. 

\t Gtrst she refused to discuss it "Uhhuh," 

she admitted. "I'm engaged, but it's no busi- 
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Hut she admitted at last that it's one l{en 
i'u-lil, actors' agent. They can't marry 
until his decree is final, next November. 

E\ I R since the playground of Hollywood — 
M.ililm Beach- was swept by tire late in 
Dece m be r , the actors have been working to 
protect their favorite fun colony from tire 

I'p to now there has been no tire protection 
at all. When flames broke out and swept nine- 
teen beach houses away early one chill winter 
morning, firemen were helpless. They drew 
water from the ocean by suction, only to find 
the hose lines dogged with sand And $,X(X),000 
worth of happy little beach homes went up in 
smoke and cinders. 

Among those whose homes were lost were 
Marie Prevost, Frank Fay, Director David 
Butler, Song-W'riter Buddy de Sylva, Louise 
Fazenda, Producer Al Rockett and Directors 
Allan Dwan and Leo McCarey. It was a sad 
night, mates'. Only eight of the nineteen 
houses were occupied when the fire started 
from a gasoline explosion, but the occupants 
of those were driven to the beach in their 

having breakfast one recent 
Sunday morning at the Brown Derby. 
He ordered poached eggs on toast. 
When they were served the toast had 
been cut round, the shape of the egg. 
Lew took one look at it and ex- 
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HOLLYWOOD was plunged into a lot of 
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its doors a few weeks ago. 

Many players, producers and attaches of the 
cinema found their funds suddenly tied up in a 

One of the hardest hit was John Halliday, 
that excellent player from the stage who has 
scored in many pictures recently. He had 
817,000 on deposit, and was about ready to 
start a European holiday. 

The trip was off. 

THE late unpleasantness between 
Director Ernst Lubitsch and Hans 
Kraly brought forth the usual abun- 
dance of smart cracks. 

Harrison Carroll says he knows 
what is meant by "the Lubitsch 
touch." It is a left hook. And Jim 
Mitchell observes that Hans Kraly 
had no business dancing with jeers 
in his eyes. 

OXE of the most astonishing sights of all is 
George Hurrell, the head guy photo- 
graphically on the M-G-M lot, taking por- 

He has a rickety camera. He uses only a 
couple of lights. His equipment falls to pieces 
as he works and he keeps up a running line of 
nonsensical chatter. The trick is that he 
sneaks up on the stars and nobody yet has 
known exactly what moment the picture is 

It breaks the hearts of those little girls with 
thirty-four expressions for the camera. 

rV/fAN BE you think impressionable fans are 
■"■Mhe only people who collect screen stars' 
signatures. You're wrong! Consider, for 
instance, William Collier, Sr., veteran of years 
of stage and screen. In the den of his home, 
Collier has a huge buff -colored settee. 

And scrawled all over it are the signatures 
of hundreds of celebrities. It's a rite they have 
to go through when they visit him — sign on 
the settee. 

THERE'S another Marx brother 
in New York who doesn't care 
anything about the stage. He's in 
the cloak and suit business, and 
doing well. 

T UPE VELEZ has just discovered the gas- 
■'-'tronomic delights of that famous old South- 
em dish, hominy. She wants it served at every 
meal. But she can't remember how to pro- 
nounce it. The other day she went into a res- 
taurant and insisted that she be given some 
'" mahogany. " 

Her secretary has discovered a way to make 
her remember. She told her to say "How 
many. " When Lupe says this quickly it makes 

HOBART BOSWORTH was working on lo- 
cation in "The Third Alarm."' Between 
shots, he'd stroll to the sidelines to chat with 
youngsters who crowded to watch the film 
shooting. He was resplendent in a fireman's 

During one rest, a red-headed kid asked: 
"Say, mister; are you a real fireman?"' 
Hobart winked at some fellow players as he 
replied : 

" Xo. my child, I'm just another motion pic- 
ture actor and not a very good one at that. " 
The kid grinned. 
"That's just what I thought," she cackled. 

THERE'S an assistant director on the 
M-G-M lot named Eddie Brophy. 
One day they needed a man to play a hard 
boiled bit and Eddie stepped in and did the 
part. He did it so well that they wanted to 
make an actor out of him right away. "Xo 
sir." said Eddie, "I know this racket. I'd 
rather be an assistant director and eat three 
square meals a day." 

A happy pair. Newlyweds in the person of Natalie Moorhead, well-known 
screen siren, and Director Alan Crosland, under contract to Warner 


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MAYBE you don't care, and maybe you 
won't agree, but anyway, here's Douglas 
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talkies — 

Edmund Goulding as director. 
Will Rogers as actor-humorist. 
Mickey Mouse cartoons. 

The Shadow Stage 


FREE LOVE— Universal 

IF your wife spends her time and your money 
with a psycho-analyst and if you've wanted 
to give her a good sock on the chin because of it, 
you'll love this picture. Anyhow, that's the 
punch in the story. And Conrad Nagel accom- 
plishes it with gusto. Genevieve Tobin, of the 
modem school of acting, is pretty affected. 
Not a great film, but amusing in spots. 


MARIE DRESSLER and Polly Moban 
aided and abetted by a perfectly grand 
cast, work like fiends to make another picture 
as funny as "Caught Short." They have such 
fun in a reducing parlor! Oh, you'll laugh, all 
right. But all the same, there /;afce been fun- 
nier pictures. Lucien Littlefield, Anita Page, 
Sally Eilers, Buster Collier and stuttering 
Rosco Ates — they all work hard, too. 


A SOPHISTICATED talkie of the rambling 
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Made from a stage play by Sir Gerald Du Mau- 
rier, the picture lacks pace enough to be good 
entertainment. The players seem to slow up in 
time with the story. Lois Moran goes to the 
mat with an unsympathetic role — that of a 
dance hall girl. Phillips Holmes is miscast as a 
nobleman playing lumberjack. 


PARAMOUNT climbs on the band-wagon a 
bit late by remaking "The Covered Wagon." 
Gary Cooper plays a young scout with the ani- 
mation of a potato. Lily Damita does all she 
can with a weak part. Ernest Torrence and 
Tully Marshall, as two drunken old Indian- 
Scouts, steal the picture, as they did originally. 
The Indians are gorgeous and the snow scenes 
and photography in general are beautiful. 


A REAL-LIFE picture that misses by a hair. 
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really looks and acts like a gentleman; Barbara 
Stanwyck's performance rings true. A praise- 
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Willis Kent Prod. 

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I his ii grand movie for .ill the family. 

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AH M I'll romance between .1 '■ ■ 
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Mid appealing [n others, amateuruh. David 
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I lit < o\l\l \\l> PERFORM in- / 
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L<>\!) up with chuckles when you 
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M\N BE you ami I aren't seeing the little 
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the corner, hut certainly Columbia is making 
money off Buck Jones' pictures or they wouldn't 
lie turning them out so fast Carmelita 
Geraghty is the beautiful leading woman in 
this and never looked so lovely in her life. The 
story is varied by Spanish locale and holds 
interest throughout. 


EVELYN BRENT triumphs over an old 
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mission! Robert Vines, Josephine Dunn and 
Richard Tucker head the support. Just a nice 
little talkie. 

TWO WORLDS— British International 

DROBABLY the best of the recent English 
*- pictures to be seen on this side — an earnest, 
I dramatic story in inter-racial clashes in 
a border village in the early days of the Great 
War. It was directed by A. E. Du Pont, 
creator of the famous " Variety," and he knows 
his cinema. The story is good, the direction 
heady. Its names mean nothing to us yet. 
Norah Baring, John Longderi, and others. 

FAST AND LOOSE— Paramount 



"K X.\DK from an Avery Hopgood play, "' 
■'■''-'•Best People," this is a pleasant li 
comedy. The fable goes that the little rich girl 
falls in love with the working man. It all goes 
to show that the best people aren't always the 
best people, if you follow us. Miriam Hopkins, 
pretty Georgia blonde from the stage, debuts 
successfully as the girl. Carole Lombard, 
Charles Starrett, Prank Morgan help out well. 

FOR THE LOVE O' LIL— Columbia 

"NTAUGHTY in a very nice way, this comedy 
*■ ™ from the Liberty Magazine cover story. A 
rich young man continually butts into the mar- 
ried life of a nice young couple — and there's 
trouble, spiced with plenty laughs. Jack Mul- 
hall is excellent as the interfering young sport, 
and in the cast are Elliott Nugent, Sally Starr, 
Margaret Livingston and others. An amusing, 
if unimportant, little picture. 

THE HATESHIP— British International 

HPHE British have made a fairly gripping 
-*■ melodrama of the old school here — a mys- 
tery thriller on board a yacht. It maintains 
its suspense well, and moves at a leisurely, well- 
bred pace right through to the finish. Techni- 
cally, it doesn't stand up— Britain must still go 
to grade school in Hollywood, in the matter of 
sound. Jameson Thomas, now in America, is 
in the cast. 


"DUCK JONES is the star of this little Western 
■'-'and his leading lady is none other than our 
beautiful Miriam Seegar. There is consider- 
able suspense built up in a fight between the 
sheep herders and the cattlemen. Charles 
Morton is the villain. Buck's riding is worth 
the price of admission, any day, but there is 
enough to please all who like Westerns. 


TU'K PERK IX and his beautiful horse "Star- 
J light" do another true-to-type Western. I'er- 
rin is the handsome hero. Eva Novak is a per- 
fect heroine, and everything comes out well in 
the end. There's a dastardly villain of course, 
who gets his just deserts just before the hero 
gets the girl. Plenty of good riding and noisy 
cartridgi - 

Tiffany Productions 

75 R ETTY much of a total debit, except for 
*- some amusing work by Slim Summerville, 
now cashing in after many slim (no pun) years. 
It's all about a stranded show girl — and the 
talkies have stranded 'em for three years. 
Others in the cast are Kenneth Harlan, Doro- 
thy Gulliver and Ethel Wales. But Slim is 
really good. Happy times. Slim old boy! 

Travel Film 


LDLY interesting African exploration 

■•picture, without faking. Wild men aren't 
very wild, though. In addition to the custom- 
ary animal and native-life shots, there's one 
sure-fire laugh in the film. It comes when the 
camera catches a group of Kalihari picka- 
ninnies learning to use bow and arrow. The 
littlest one — can't be more'n fifteen months 
old! — is destined to be another Stepin Fetchit! 

British International 

A N attempt, by our British cousins, to mix 
■"■musk, comedy and melodrama. It doesn't 
come off. Edgar Wallace, the word-mill, wrote 
the story — and even though the burlesque note 
is obvious throughout, the whole matter is 
forced. Not even that sterling little trouper, 
Lupino Lane, can do much with his comedy. 
Some pleasant singing, but let's forget "The 
Yellow Mask." 


"DVEN if your French is limited, you'll enjoy 
-'—'this, because it relies more upon pantomime 
than dialogue, which is in French. Director 
Clair has caught the picturesque Parisian slum 
atmosphere. Albert Prejean, reminding one of 
Chevalier, and Pola Illery, who manages to say 
a lot with a look, get acting honors. Incon- 
sequential, slow story, but you'll be humming 
two of the songs. 

Goofy Genius 


the inventor stated that plain film could be run 
through his machine and it would appear on 
the screen in life-like colors. 

"See," he said, pointing to a pair of ordinary 
compound filters, "those do the trick." 

AND all he had was a green lens in one and 
a red lens in the other. He would shut off 
the red lens and the picture would show green, 
and he would shut off the green and the picture 
would show red. 

The very same effect could be produced by 
holding a piece of colored gelatin in front of 
any white lens. 

Another inventor showed up at the same 
plant with what he said was a complete solu- 
tion of all the problems of motion picture color 

"You take your black and white print," he 
said, "and draw lines on it — twelve hundred to 

the inch. Then you take an unexposed film and 
draw twelve hundred lines to the inch," etc., 
etc. There were just a few things wrong with this 
invention. First it would be impossible to 
paste one film on another; second, third, and 
fourth, the inventor had never made one of 
these films, or attempted to make one, and 
couldn't be convinced that it wasn't a grand 

A MORE naive soul, with a reverence for 
the hallowed names of the past, walked 
into the Technicolor plant in Hollywood one 
day and offered three very fine paint brushes 
which he alleged once belonged to Van Dyck, 
the celebrated Flemish painter of the seven- 
teenth century. 

He thought these would solve all the prob- 
lems of tinting color pictures! 

One inventor received a patent on what is 

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PR \( I 'K'M.l.V all of thete were for the 
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printed right on the film, M that when the soft- 
hero looked down sweetly on the Only 
Girl and whispered "I love you." it suddenly 
appeared beside him. neatly confined in one of 
"balloons" cartoonists use when their 
charai ten speak. 

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Strapped onto the side of the actor's head — the 
side turned away from the camera. It con- 
tained a strip of transparent ni.i'u rial on which 
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with his mouth, and was photographed along 
with the action. The actor then released the 
bulb and the sentiment recoiled into its casing. 

One fellow was so anxious' to get realistic 
effects that he even suggested printing on the 
film words denoting the sound made by falling 
liiently, when a vase fell clown 
and went boom, *' Boom!" tidily printed beside 
the broken vase, graphically denoted it. I.ikc- 
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hell was ringing. 

Innumerable attempts have been made to 
capture the "third dimension'' in moving 
pictures — the depth and true perspective that 
objects and persons in real life actually have, 
and one of these ideas involved the use of 
spectacles made of gelatin and cardboard. One 
lens was green and the other red, and the film 
was also produce d in red and green. 

The use of these spectacles in looking at the 
picture produced something of the effect de- 
sired, but it was so hard on the eyes of the audi- 
ence, and so complicated a procedure to keep 
equipping movie-goers with spectacles that the 
idea was abandoned and relegated to the limbo 
of goofy ideas. 

Another inventor had a great idea for cooling 
theaters — use a screen made of ice! Another 
producer had an idea that a complete story 
could be told with hands only, and made a film 
showing nothing but hands. He did the same 
thing with feet. The films were novel, but 

And while talking of feet, think of poor Ed 
Wynn's. In one of the Perfect Fool's pictures, 
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Wynn running so fast that his feet smoked, and 
put acid on Wynn's shoes. 

THEY smoked all right. But too realisti- 
cally. The acid practically burned the soles 
off Wynn's smoldering extremities! 

And Von Stroheim. to realistically portray a 
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in Los A- n Francisco, Seattle and 

Denver, but when the scene was filmed it 
looked just like rain. 

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Sound, a super-eugenic baby, in that it has 
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ex© utive ullices without ever getting near the 

T— IE got as far as an appointment with Carl 
■* -*-Laemmle, but when Laemmle found out 
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Still, one critic says Lauste's device of 1916 
got results as good as the sound pictures in 

Then various scenic and lighting effects, 
laughed down at the time, have become estab- 
lished successes. 

D. W. Griffith holds patents on a trick stage 
which permits the use of miniature sets, there- 
by cutting down some of the tremendous cost 
of production. 

Similar stunts making use of miniature and 
painted backgrounds are widely employed in 
Hollywood today. 

One is called the Ullman process, and an- 
other the Dunning process. All, including Mr. 
Griffith's, require the use of deceptive trick 

Some of moviedom's most eminent and re- 
spected directors were once regarded with 
humorous skepticism as goofs and nuts. 

BOB FLORE Y is a notable example. One of 
his first ventures cost only S97 to produce, 
and involved the use of scenery painted on 
cardboard and cigar boxes. He was after the 
elusive "third dimension" effect, but achieved 
only a weirdness and exaggeration that doomed 
the picture to failure. 

Quite as freakish was Von Sternberg, hailed 
today as one of the industry's directorial 

With his "Salvation Hunters," he shocked 
and jarred Hollywood into thinking him an out 
and out nut. 

Even Photoplay's review in 1925 said it 
was just an experiment and that "Von Stern- 

berg goes too far in taking the motion out of 
motion pictures." 

Vet, he brought a vivid type of realism to the 
screen, and is writing his name as a goofy 
genius in still bolder strokes with "Morocco," 
his most recent work. 

Murnau's "Sunrise," a picture employing 
startling camera and lighting tricks, is another 
example of genius gone mad, or what conven- 
tionally-minded folk considered mad. 

It left its imprint, nevertheless, on movie- 

Rouben Mamoulian, the Armenian, now 
directing Clara Bow, is obsessed with getting 
rhythm into his pictures, and goes so far as to 
beat time with a baton during the action of a 
scene, after the manner of an orchestra leader. 

D. W. Griffith, employing an orchestra to 
make Blanche Sweet emotional while directing 
"Judith of Bethulia" back in 1914, was laughed 
at and scorned by his contemporaries. Yet, 
Leonardo da Vinci, four centuries before, 
employed musicians to play for Mona Lisa 
while she posed as his model. 

piSENSTEIX, the Russian, wanted to cut 
■'-'out dialogue in filming "An American 
Tragedy," and subordinate the players to the 
general theme. 

Hollywood didn't let him — he was too revo- 
lutionary, too goofy. 

There are countless others — Leigh Jason, 
for example, using dummy figures with the 
heads of well known actors, and calling them 
"Humanettes." Benny Rubin has appeared 
in a number of them, and the idea seems to be 
going over. 

CO, peering at these goofy geniuses and their 
^queer sounding ideas and inventions, one has 
a feeling of just having concluded a tour of a 
mad house, peopled by the weird characters of 
some exotic author's fantastic mind. 

But they're real — every one of them — and 
with all the stubbornness of us humans, these 
goofs of today have a way of riding out of the 
storms of ridicule and disappointment and 
coming back as the geniuses of tomorrow. 

Columnist turns actor. Walter Winchell, widely known Broadway reporter 

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Hughes' contention. 

AS for the four millions he spent on "Hell's 
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coming back to him. 

"We'll make millions on it." he said. 

"Why was it advertised a^ s Bex picture?'' 
he was aaked. He ^ot a bit peeved again. 

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"What about the Jean Harlow scenes?" 
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tried to make it realistic!" He rang lor his 
secretary and u'ot some reports on "sew" ad- 
vertising of other films by other companies. 
"We're not advertising like that," he said. 

Hut in Los Angeles and Hollywood papers 

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Hughes said, he will decide whether or not he 
will let Milestone make "Queer People." 
"Will you yourself ever direct again?" 
"No siree," he laughed. " 'Hell's Angels' 
was enough!" 

HE'S a queer lad, this Hughes. Tall like a 
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telegraph post — some six feet, two, and 

With all his big financial deals, he still looks, 
talks and acts like a bashful schoolboy. 

And yet, he's the lad about whom the wildest 
million-dollar rumors fly. He was reported 
buying control of United Artists. But he 
changed his mind. He was also reported to be 
buying Warner Brothers' studio in Hollywood. 
"That's hooey," he said. But he does tell you, 
very frankly, that he's got big deals pending 
that will probably raise quite a bit of fuss in 
moviedom. With a hundred million, one can 
buy a lot of things besides aeroplanes and 

How did this lad ever get into movies? 

"Well — I don't know whether you can 
understand — " he begins. He gropes for words. 

"You sec — my father founded that oil tool 

It's the biggest of its kind. Its return is 
several millions a year in profits. 

Hughes has no hand whatsoever in running 
it, although he's sole owner, by his father's 

"That's my father's business. If I'd take 
over its management, no matter what I'd do, 
it'd still be my father's. I wanted to do some- 
thing myself — on my own." 

CO he left the running of the tool works in the 
^hands of men who have been doing it so well 
for years. A few years ago, not knowing just 
what he wanted "to do for himself, on his own," 
he came out to Hollywood on a pleasure trip. 
He encountered Marshall Neilan, a friend of 
his father's. 

"Neilan was ha%-ing some trouble on a deal 
he was in," said Hughes, "and he asked me why 
I didn't come in on it." 

So Hughes did — Hughes and some of his 
millions of dollars. They made a picture. It 
made money. "This," thought the young 
millionaire, " is a cinch and it's fun. I'll make a 
picture, too, myself." 

So he did. 

And the strangest part of it all is that he's 
making money at it! 

You remember Theda Bara, first of 
the great vamps of motion pictures, 
and the ace in her field in her day. 
Well, this isn't Theda. It's her sister 
Lori, who has made good with a bang 
as a member of the Metro-Goldwyn- 
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So night Jimmy Macalistcr rented ■> 
lord and took little Jeaaie Rudolph i 
dondo, and the) had uppei at Marley' 
dollar, danced at the Pavilion lor a dime, 
and watched the ocean for nothing. 

|. u bated Redondo. she hated Marley*! 
dollar dinnen. She hated the hot, cheap 
crowd in the dime dance pavilion. lim wone 
than Redondo or the dinner or the dance, she 
hated the coasdouaneai of every dime and 

dollar' It was like poison. And Dank 

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inn i" be conscknn not only, thai they were 
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UT tin- ocean rolling away — wide and far, 
ma wonderful I slu- had never really 
watc in. I it before, plunging against the break- 
water; racing up over the satin sand, and the 
magnet of its own depth drawing it mystei 
iouslv back again) 

They -at in a cool little cove. Jimmy pulled 
her head down against his shoulder. The stars 
were M bright and low, they seemed to belong 
to the OCean instead Of the sky! Searlet buoy 

li^ht-. rode on the dark. The little foolish 

shadows of long-legged sand pipers scurried 
along the shore running feverishly away from 

every wave rolling in. then following after it, 
just as feverishly to snatch the lost crabs left 
in the trail of the tide. 

Jessie laughed at them, and sang a nursery 
song she'd forgotten all about — "Called out a 
bird upon the sand who thought he owned the 
sea. 'Oh serve me up the little fish, who all 
belong to me!' " 

Jimmy said maybe they could go to The 
Bhie Spot for supper the next night and get one 
of the Hollywood hamburgers trimmed with 
piccalilli and served in anoiled-paperpetticoat. 
She meant to say no, and she meant to add that 
because he simply mustn't! 

Hut as a matter of fact she looked wax- 
down the beach at the winking red and green 
lights of the toboggans at Venice and said 
nothing at all. 

The next night he rented the lord again, and 
they went to The Blue Spot and sat at the 
counter and had aristocratic hamburgers and 
cherry pie, and then rode for hours through the 
starry purple foot-hills and looked down at the 
mattered lights of l.os Angeles, and picked out 
white candles of yucca blossoms on the hills, 
and breathed themselves full of the fragrance 
of orange groves. And Jimmy kissed her. 

"You're wonderful!" he said. 

AND she knew she mustn't see him again. 
Simply must not let him kiss her again! And 
so, the next night, he kissed her twice instead 
of once, and she didn't know what to do, be- 
cause she knew it was too late now to tell him 
he mustn't fall in love. And so every night for 
two weeks, she let him take her somewhere so 
she would have a chance to say good-bye 
forever I 

And the moving-picture elect yawned behind 
its hand and said — "A gasp for Hollywood! 
Jessie Randolph was going to get a picture 
magnate and she's picked out a stage driver!'' 

And then, like a meteor flashing across the 
sky. came Alec Haskel! 

One day nobody had ever heard about him. 
The next day nobody heard about anything 
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the activities of hastily assembled gardeners. 
cooks, and various other household servants 
getting ready the most imposing estate on the 
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AND when he had been there less than one 
■*»-week, Mr. Cecil De Mille introduced him to 
little Jessie Randolph. And, as fast as it is 
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white slippers in pink, and to let Jimmy know 
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Mr. Haskel was surprised and quietly amused 
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million unless she married it. He fastened a 
diamond and emerald bracelet on her arm and 
lifted her fingers to his lips. 

"You could make me very happy," he told 
her, watching her steadily, "and I could do a 
lot for you." 

He was very attentive, very generous. 

They sat at the fountain table, the most ex- 
pensive table in the room. They were served 
the most expensive food in the room. Every- 
one watched them. The waiters, bending over 
their places like dolls that had been wound up 
to do just so, concerned themselves extrava- 
gantly with details that ordinarily would have 
been too insignificant to notice! 

And little Jessie Randolph knew she had 
caught her million! 

The next day she spent the lunch hour on 
location with Jimmy. They sat on the deck of 
an ocean liner in the shade of a eucalyptus tree 
and she tried to be a little distant, as though 
those nights in the starlight had never been. 
She tried to tell him about Alec Haskel, tried 
to make him know what she meant! It was 
ridiculous that she couldn't state exactly how 
things were — but she couldn't! 

In fact the best she could seem to do in the 
way of never seeing him again was to tell him 
she'd meet him for supper at The Blue Spot at 

"This is the last time," she told herself that 
night, as they danced for a dime with the cheap 
crowd at Redondo! 

"The last time!" she told herself when, at 
midnight, they crossed the flagstones of Canary 
Court to the tiny house that was her parlor, 
bedroom and bath. He brushed her hair back 
from her forehead awkwardly, and looked down 
at her there on the little doorstep. 

"You're wonderful!" he said, his eyes full of 
love for her. 

SHE hadn't intended it should be this way at 
all; she hadn't intended it should be hard to 
tell him that this would be their last time to- 
gether, but it was hard to tell him. In fact she 
didn't.' She just let him go away without know- 
ing it— 

And Hollywood's little furor became Jessie 
Randolph and Alec Haskel. And the moving 
picture elect lifted its eyebrows and said 
"Another gasp! Jessie Randolph got her 

Alec sent her sensational gowns and jewels. 
Wherever he took her, he made her the envy of 
every other woman, and made himself the envy 
of every other man! She had been beautiful 
before, but against the background made for 
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From twelve till seven every day he talked 
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J5IE hadn't seen Jimmy Macalister since 
tin- last night they had danced at Redondo 
She hail intended tk u, of course, to In- their last 
time together, And it might have been. She 
need not have seen him again. Hut what she 

did, the day after she hei ame e ngag ed to UeC 

Haskel, was to gel a pari <>n Lasky location. 
Fifteen hour-, straining work under staring 

lights, — for the chance to find Jimmy. 

I lee," he said, " I'm glad to see you, honey!" 

lie didn't say anything about Alec Haskel. 
Nor the ways in which Alec Haskel had made ional. He only said- 
want to have supper with me tonight at 'The 
Magnificent '? " 

They had nicknamed a little restaurant "The 
Magnificent" because it wasn't. 

I'hey had supper on a red checkered table- 
cloth across the aisle from a man who tilled his 
soup with crackers and left his spoon in his 
coffee cup. , 

I ie laughed, a little too gaily. Jimmy was 
a little too conscious of his hands, stained with 
-. that wouldn't scrul) out. They walked 
hack to Canary Court, down Sunset Boulevard. 
He went in with her. across the BagSton 
the little houses dark; the court hushed and 
empty. A mocking bird sang somewhere; a 
harsh, single strident note. The air was sweet 
with damp tiger lilies. Jimmy brought a key- 
out of his pocket. 

"Here's something I got for you," he said. 
"It htVwigfl to a bungalow. I was u'oing to ask 
if yon wanted it — I was going to say couldn't 
we get married. But I guess I didn't have any 
business thinking about it. I know you ought 
to have the kind of things I couldn't give you. 
I don't blame you, honey. I think I'll have 
some money some day myself, but maybe I 
won't. Anyway, I couldn't ask you to wait for 
it Hut I'll always wish I could have had you!" 
His voice caught in his throat — "I'll always 
love you!" 
Suddenly she was in his arms. 

"T LOVE you, too, Jimmy," she was saying. 
■*- in a little panic like the sand-pipers running 
from the title sweeping toward them — "I've 
been so happy with you — playing like a couple 
of kids — and we could go on and pretend we 
were happy, but we'd be skimping and strug- 
gling and you'd be doing without things for 
me. and I'd be doing without things for you. 
and we'd have to count and scheme till we'd 
hate each other!" 

She clung to him, her cheeks wet with quick 
hot tears. 

"Alec wants me to marry him. He'll give 
me everything I always wanted. It's like I had 
a fever I couldn't help) — the fever of wa 
everything! I'd only make you miserable, 

" Don't cry. honey," he said. "I know what 
you mean." 

She clung to him. 

'' But I want you to love me, Jimmy." 

'' Yes. I love you," he said. " I hope you'll 
be happy, sweetheart." 

"I love you too." she whispered — "I hope 
you'll be happy, too — " 

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TV ever there have been the fantastic impos- 
-*- Bible yesterdays and tomorrows of Arabian 
Nights, they are in Hollywood! The sun goes 
down on one extravaganza, never knows on 
what other one it will rise! 

Hut eterywkere, five years pass, and ten and 
fifteen, faster than our realization can travel 
with them! We all are only sand-pipers racing 
frantically after the last track of a receding 

So the time passed in which young Jimmy 
Macalister had gambled on the movies making 
something of Hollywood. And that little patch 
of miles between the mountains and sea of 
California awoke one day to find itself one of 
the great and glamorous cities of the world! A 
little patch of miles where had come into being 
what was probably the most amazing industry 
time had ever known! Colored villas hanging 
on the hills! Palaces such as King's had never 
seen! Wide white roads taking the mountains 
to the sea! Mansions! Sky-scrapers! A riot 
of progress! 

And on the dumping ground once owned by 
Mr. James Macalister, the buildings of a billion 
dollar studio! 

And, like an artist's painting, on a high hill 
where the yuccas bloomed, were the drives, 
mansion and gardens of Mr. James Macalister's 
estate. Blue lake and drifting swans. Scarlet 
roses and white magnolias. Galleries shaded 
from the sun. Servants moving quietly. 

Mr. James Macalister was not a bachelor. 
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Lngly popular. Not vulgarly rich. Just envi- 
ably happy. Always together. The motion 
picture Hili lifted supercilious shoulders. An- 
other gasp for Hollywood! A husband and 
wife in love! 

"Jimmy dear," said Mrs. Macalister one 
sunny January morning of nineteen hundred 
and thirty-one, "don't you think it would be 
fun to have a fireplace built in the garden for 
chilly evenings — a great big, old fireplace where 
we could cook beefsteak? " 

She kissed him on the top of his head, a little 
spot growing suspiciously near to bald. 

"All right" he said. "Let's go down town 
to Duffins and ask about it." Duffins was the 
landscape gardener who took care of their 
estate. "Let's take the roadster. I feel like- 
driving a car myself this morning!" 

"DEVERLY BOULEVARD into town. Blue 
■'-'sky. A load of sunshine! 

"Darling," she said, "whom do you think I 
saw yesterday? Alec Haskel and the girl he 
married. You remember the girl Alec Haskel 
married, don't you, darling?" 

" Yes," Jimmy Macalister said. " Where did 
you see them?" 

"At Estelle Taylor's tea," she told him. 
"Estelle invites everybody she's sorry for. I 
could have cried for Alec Haskel and his little- 
wife. She was so pretty when he married her. 
And so thrilled! And she's so drab now — and 
so kind of wistful! And Alec, so shabby, and 
his everlasting pretense so pitiful! She's plod- 
ding around trying to get work at the studios. 
It's all they have to live on. And it must be so 
hard for her to find it, because everybody's 
forgotten her. And Alec is still talking Wall 
Street, with nobody listening. Jimmy, I asked 
them to dinner. I hope you won't mind. Her 
eyes were so tragic — and so beaten!'' 

"No, I don't mind, sweet," Jimmy Mac- 

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Those irere tough days lot you, sweel 
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She looked at him adoringly. 
i . *'/ tough," she said, " because we 
loved each other." Mrr left hand with its 
diamond circled ringer dosed around his arm. 

"But darting," she said, "ju^t think if I 
hadn't called you bai k that nigh) in a hat «.<s 
the Dame of it Canary Court I" 

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Be Buffed hum- Barrymore .-i ills and " Uas, 
poor Yoricked all over the trenches. Then 
one day they placed a large bundle of dynamite 
in the ground. " You art- to run. Walter," they 
told him, "and fall just a few short (eel to t In- 
side. Turn your face away. You can do 
they asked. '"I'll do it," he said. He h>ok his 
place. The others watched tensely. The 
signal was given. 

He ran and fell. Just a few feet to the right 
the earth tore and thundered. 

He lay still a terrific minute and then went 
through his scene. 

\\ alter has lo>t his complex. lie jokes about 
it now. 

Ottl \ DAVIS. Jk. Peter), was a jolly, easy- 
going kind of kid. 

The boy with the "smiling pan" they called 
him. Life was something to smile through with 

They watched it go, that smile. A little at 
a time. 

Lew Ayres. the never-to-be-forgotten Paul 
of the picture, sat across the table and looked 
into space. ""I never could say what I felt 
about things very well." he finally said, "but 
since I finished that picture everything seems 
locked up tighter than ever. 

•' I can't seem glad, or sad, or anything. 
Wonderful things happen, lucky breaks, and 
I just can't even seem glad. 

•' ("an you beat that? I am glad — don't mis- 
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Does Wickedness Pay? 

[ ( ilNTIM ED I ROM PACE 33 

Lowell adroitly seduced the Spirt tuelle Lillian 
Gish. In subsequent films he has been (I) a 
charming drunkard, (2) a dissipated prince, 
(3) a decadent adventurer, (4) a bestial king, 
(5) a besotted king, (6) a frivolous king, 
superior gigolo, (8) a philandering author, 
racking master crook, < 10) etcetera. 

He flirts with every pretty girl in sight, wan- 
ders boredly in and out of boudoirs, breaks up 
homes, steals wives, and makes a general dis- 
grace of himself. An idler, a dissolute rounder, 
a cad, a male butterfly, a tailor's dummy, a 
cheap blackguard, he stands for everything we 
profess to find revolting in a man. 

And he gets four times as much fan mail as 
do the virtuous heroes of the pictures in which 
he is the despicable villain! 

TS this, then, the kind of man American 
-*-women secretly admire? .But — and this is a 
strange thing indeed — even more men write to 
him than women! So our tired business men 
all wish, way down deep inside, that they 
might loll and philander their way through 
life? So every stern captain of industry 
secretly wants to spend his days choosing 
shirts and socks and his evenings being pursued 
by beautiful women who offer their hearts for 
him to break with a yawn? (But, oh, how 
graceful a yawn!) Strange are the revelations 
of fan mail! 

Lowell has been called the wittiest man in 
Hollywood. What he has is not so much a 
sense of humor as a sense of the ridiculous. 
Once a producer gave a company on the set a 
sharp scolding for being uneconomical, and two 
seconds later Lowell was doing a burlesque of 
it — pacing the floor, tearing his hair, threaten- 
ing to quit his job instantly because the prop- 
erty boy was using full-strength insecticide to 
kill flies instead of thriftily diluting it. 

Lowell literally cannot give you a straight 
answer to a question. Everything he says, he 
gives an original twist. When he was directing 
a picture for the first time, something went 
wrong with a scene, and it had to be re-taken 
half a dozen times. Constance Bennett was 
watching from the sidelines, with her friend the 
Marquis, Gloria's Ex. 

Lowell came over to them, mopping his fore- 

head and rolling his eyes towards the roof of the 
sound-stage. Anyone else would have said 
simply, "If we do it right this time I'll be 
thankful," or "If we do it right this time I'll 
be tickled to death." Lowell didn't. He said: 
"If we do it right this time I'll say three A* 
Marias in Yiddish!" 

His humor ranges from rank slapstick to the 
most delicate exaggeration. A magazine writer 
ran into him once on the Boulevard on a swelter- 
ing summer day, when he was wearing a golf 

" You must be simply roasting in that 
sweater!" she exclaimed. Lowell sighed, and 
replied in a voice barely more than a whisper. 
"Oh, no, it's quite porous!'' 

But, to use a trite phrase, it isn't what he 
says but the way he says it. Early one morn- 
ing, a few days ago, a factory' in downtown Los 
Angeles blew up. 

That noon at lunch in Radio Pictures res- 
taurant the waitress asked Lowell if he had 
heard the explosion. 

"What time was it?" he asked. 

"Seven o'clock." 

"Oh, no," said Lowell. "I was eating toast 

TX "The Royal Bed," the picture he has most 
-•■lately directed, he again plays the part of a 
king. The kingdom is in danger of revolution, 
with thousands massing on the streets under 
the red flag. The army has been called out, the 
queen is in hysterics, the diplomats are racking 
their brains, the throne is in danger. Lowell 
saunters aimlessly into the castle. 

"I've been down to the royal zoo looking at 
the penguins," he announces. "Hove to watch 
them walk. They walk just like human beings!" 

Try to tell where Lowell Sherman, man. 
leaves off, and Lowell Sherman, actor, begins! 

As a director he is all-fired clever. He is one 
of the best actors in Hollywood. He is deft, 
breezy, gay, easy. He is probably the one real 
sophisticate of the screen. His steadily increas- 
ing popularity lies not so much in the roles he 
plays, but in the consummate charm with 
which he plays them. 


Charm and double charm! 

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performance has already begun. Yet her 
evening wrap of white ermine, seldom worn 
but often patted with loving fingers, is the 
equal of any in Hollywood, and sets off the 
flaming hair to perfection. 

I once found her storming and half in tears be- 
cause the scales registered the gain of an ex- 
tra pound, and diffidently hazarded an opinion 
that in consideration of the type of roles she 
plays anyway, her fans might find her even the 
funnier with a figure a little less slender. Her 
answer was significant, and heartfelt. 

"The heck with pictures!" she flamed. "I 
want to look good on the street." 

Three husbands swore to love, cherish and 
protect her, and failed. She doesn't speak of 
them often. In fact, it was only by reading an 
interview in a foreign magazine that her closest 
friends learned that the last venture, too, had 
ended. "Put them all in a gunny sack, shake 
'em together, and you couldn't make one real 
man out of the three." she once said, and was 
sorry immediately afterward, after her fashion 
of saying things and then regretting it. 

She doesn't think she'll try again . . . but 

she's warm-hearted, sympathetic, and lonely. 
A dangerous combination. 

Her home, in Beverly Hills, is another sur- 
prise to the person who thinks he already has 
Winnie Lightner catalogued. Done in the 
Spanish style, and furnished lavishly in dark 
reds, it is nevertheless a tasteful place, and 
endowed with a heavenly quiet. 

Like another red-head who is so much in the 
public eye, Winnie's intimates are few, and 
almost never chosen from those of her own 
fame. A director, perhaps, a few song writers 
and musicians, and the rest of the guests at one 
of her parties may all be extras, friends made 
while at work with them on a picture. 

Y\ TORLDLY goods don't count with Winnie, 
W nor fame — but true understanding, dis- 
interested sympathy, some streak of wild gaiety 
that they have in common — these are the 
bonds that admit one to friendship with Winnie 
Lightner. If she likes you, the world is yours. 
If not. she stays out of your way. 

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( rvei and over, she dm es the floor in luxuri- 
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maj be found standing knee < l«-«-p. regard] 
pajamas, in the baby's miniature swimming 
pool in the yard, kicking the water, laugh- 
ing, pushing feebly at the giant St Bernard, 
Him, who lumbers over to join tin- Fun. The 

blues are forgot till, tor tin- moment. 

Till softest spot in Winnie Lightner's heart 
isforcrippledchildren,andinthat is wrapped 
up hex great ambition. Vean ago, in the 
poverty stricken days sin- now hates t<> recall, a 
little niece became the victim of infantile 
paral) sis. 

" l held her in my arms. Almost before my 
wr\ eyes I watched hex become a cripple,' 
Winnie will tell you " rhere was bo little we 
could do We had no money, and charity doc- 
tors are so (independable that's why,' her 
kin. IU-. "some day, I'm going to have a 
children's hospital of my very own. yes, as 
sikmi as I get tin- money, I'm going to buUd a 
hospital with room for fifty children and as 

many doctors as they need to rare for them 
properly. " 

That hospital, still nothing more than a 
dream, is Winnie's life just now. Iter baby, 
Safe in the care of his nurse and the colored 
iook who hakes such luscious-smellini; cookies 
every day that the entire neighborhood envies, 
is too small yet to Ik- a satisfactory companion. 

HER work, into which she puts her whole 
heart at the time, is not a thing that she can 
take home with her. In fact, each picture 
usually brings several more weeks of vacation, 
since Winnie is one of the fortunateswhomake 
but a specified number each year. 

And so, each day, Winnie Lightnor goes on, a 
very gallant lady, making whoopee for the en- 
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What a night.' 

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"IT'S the men who get lonely in Paris. The 
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And then a little thing or two at \ 'ion net. You 
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Connne Griffith used to like the Lanvin 
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I'ola Negri clings to glitter. Her clothes are 

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At Deauville Dorothy Mackaill cut a deadly 
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Willi. I', the women shop, the men hang 
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Brief Reviews of Current Pictures 


• ROMANCE— M-G-M.— Garbo personifies aU 
the title implies In her second talkie. F'evens 
sakes, don't miss it! (Aug.) 

ROUGH WATERS— Warners.— Another personal 
success for Rin-Tin-Tin. The children will love it. 


SANTA FE TRAIL, THE— Paramount— Richard 
Arlen in his cowboy suit. Indians. And MiLzi 
Greenl If you like Westerns, all right. (.Nov.) 

[ad I takie'a bubbling personality puts this across. 
Jack plays a good-natured boob who masquerades as 
a famous engineer. No panic, but good. (Oct.) 

SCARLET PAGES— First National.— Elsie Fer- 
guson's talkie debut, from her stage play. Elsie is 
interesting as a woman attorney. (Sept.) 

SCOTLAND YARD— Fox.— A rattling good 
crime story with that rattling good actor, Edmund 
Lowe, playing a dual role. This film packs a wallop. 

SEA BAT, THE— M-G-M.— Just another talkie, 
ho-hum! By the way, its Nils Asther's first audible 
film. (Aug.) 

SEA GOD, THE — Paramount.— Wild adventure, 
pearl diving, cannibals — a real movie. Richard 
Arlen and Fay Wray provide the love interest, 


SEA LEGS — Paramount. — In spite of Jack Oakie, 
Harry Green and Eugene Pallette, this comedy isn't 
very comical. (Jan.) 

• SEA WOLF, THE— Fox.— Again Jack Lon- 
don's famous Wolf Larsen takes the screen — 
with sound. Milton Sills played Wolf beautifully. 
His last picture, and a noble thriller. (Nov.) 

SEE AMERICA THIRST— Universal.— A two- 
reel plot stretched over a full-length film induces 
sleepiness. Langdon and Summerville do their best 
to make it funny. (Jan.) 

SHADOW RANCH— Columbia.— Buck Jones' 
new \\ estern is a cracker jack. (Dec.) 

fany. — An hourful of guffaws over old man Boris and 
his philandering wife. Betty Compson's the wife and 
darn good's the picture. (Dec.) 

SHE'S MY WEAKNESS— Radio Pictures.— Ar- 
thur Lake and Sue Carol in a story' of love's young 
dream. Rather nice. (Aug.) 

SHOOTING STRAIGHT— Radio Pictures.— A 
deft mingling of under-world drama and comedy gives 
Richard Dix his best part in a long time. (Sept.) . 

SILVER HORDE, THE— Radio Pictures.— Rex 
Beach's salmon-fishing thriller makes a tingling phon- 
oplav and Evelyn Brent makes a brand new hit. 

SINNERS' HOLIDAY — Warners. — (Reviewed 
under title "Women in Love.") Just as a change of 
Bcenery the gangsters move out of the honky-tonks 
to an amusement pier. Grant Withers is the hero. 

SIN SHIP, THE— Radio Pictures.— Louis Wol- 
heira, as actor and director, attempts a romantic 
role. Disappointing. (Jan.) 

• SIN TAKES A HOLIDAY— Pathe.— Don't 
miss this. Constance Bennett, beautiful 
clothes, smart dialogue and a working-girl-boss ro- 
mance that has a real kick. A honey. (Jan.) 

SISTERS— Columbia.— Sally O'Neil and Molly 
O'Day as sisters, one rich, the other poor. Fair. 

SIT TIGHT— Warners.— Joe E. Brown and Win- 
nie Lightner repeat many of their monkey-shines. 

But they're still funny. (Dec.) 

SLUMS OF TOKYO— Schochiko Film Co.— 
Silent Japanese-made film, supposed to be "art." 
Drab story. (Sept.) 


Tangled love affairs in military circles. (.4 ug.) 

SOLDIER'S PLAYTHING, A— Warners.— If you 
like romance seasoned with plenty of laughs, some 
slap-stick and hot thrills, catch this. (Oct.) 

SON OF THE SADDLE— Universal.— A Ken 

Maynard Western with plenty of hard riding, gun 
play and action. (Oct.) 

SO THIS IS LONDON— Fox.— The Will Rogers- 
Irene Rich Seam, set down in London. An amusing 
follow-up for "So This Is Paris." (Aug.) 

SOUP TO NUTS— Fox. — Rube Goldberg's 
grandly goofy cartoons, his fantastic inventions and 

trcak statins, are all in this hilarious film. You'll like 
it. (Oct.) 

• SPOILERS, THE— Paramount. — Gary Cooper 
and William Boyd <Ijk<- a battle wilder than 
the memorable fight between William Farnum and 
Tom Santschi, which made screen history. Red 
meat melodrama, packed with action, suspense and 
thrills. (Nov.) 

SPURS — Universal. — Here's hard-ridin' Hoot 
Gibson in a Western that's a Western. It's fast, 
from the fust shot to the last. (Nov.) 

SQUEALER, THE— Columbia.— If you can stand 
another gangster picture, this one has some new 
ideas. Well acted by Jack Holt, Dorothy Revier 
and Davey Lee. (Nov.) 

STEEL HIGHWAY, THE— Warners.— Grant 

Withers and Mary Astor against a railroad back- 
ground. Fairly entertaining. (Dec.) 

STORM, THE — Universal. — This storm is no 
tornado. A very tame melodrama. Even Lupe 
Velez is tame as the little girl of the Great Northwest. 

STORM OVER ASIA — Amkino. — Another of the 
powerful Revolutionary pictures from Soviet Russia 
dramatizing the Communist revolt against the Wlute 
Army in 1918. A smash ending. Silent. (Nov.) 

• SUNNY — First National. — Singie or not. it's 
a gem. Radiant Marilyn Miller smashes it 
across. (Dec.) 

SUSPENSE— British International.— A war story 
and a pretty slow one. Vic McLaglen's brother Cyril 
is in it. (Jan.) 

— Billie Dove's best talkie. Mystery farce, with 
Clive Brook being very farcical. (Sept.) 

dainty operetta, beautifully photographed in 
Technicolor. Claudia Dell, charming new star, is 
Kitty: Walter Pidgeon, the baritone hero. (Nov.) 

Just another pure little country' girl among the bad, 
big-town millionaires. Alice White is the sweet 
young tiling. (Nov.) 

SWEET MAMA— First National.— If you're an 
Alice White fan this won't seem so weak. (Sept.) 

TEMPTATION — Columbia. — Unpretentious and 
pleasant love story'- Lois Wilson and Lawrence 
Gray. (Sept.) 

Production. — Old-fashioned maudlin melodrama, 
elaborately overacted. The villain is Demon Rum. 

THIRD ALARM, THE— Tiffany Productions.— 
Out come the old fire engines to make a big noise. 
But no matter how hard Jimmy Hall and Hobart 
Bosworth try, it's just one of those things. (Jan.) 

THOROUGHBRED, THE— Tiffany Productions. 
— Wesley "Freckles" Barry is the nice little jockey 
hero of a nice little horse story for the family trade. 


Not even Reginald Denny and Ukelele Ike make this 
unfunny hodge-podge worth while. Fifi Dorsay, 
Yola D'Avril and Sandra Ravel are the girls. (Nov.) 

THOSE WHO DANCE— Warners.— Monte Blue, 
in another underworld story that doesn't ring true. 

THREE FACES EAST— Warners.— A great stage 
plav and fine silent picture gone wrong in the talkies. 

tional. — The lovely Victor Herbert operetta, "Mile. 
Modiste." in all-Technicolor. Bernice Claire and 
Walter Pidgeon. A musical treat. (Aug.) 

TODAY — Majestic. — One of those sensationals — 
all hell, sex and box-office. Hokum, but there's Con- 
rad Nagel to hold you. (Dec.) 

• TOL'ABLE DAVID— Columbia— A pretty 
grand film, excellently directed, and beautifully 
acted by the newcomer, Richard Cromwell. (Jan.) 

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have ilir l.-.ul-. wtrich make* it all doubly distressing. 

*U W FOR A SMI. OR— M-G-M— John Gil- 
bert Bl a he-man *.ulor. with rowdy humor and 

irow dialogue. Never a dull moment. (Dae) 

W \\ OK ILL MEN. THE— First National.— 
This just misses being good. Not bad, i. 
Doug Fairbanks. Jr. '3 in it. 

■ \>, 01 T WEST— M-G-M— One of the f tmnieat 

Billy H.uncs 61ml in a long time. (Aug.) 

WHAT A WIDOW!— United Artists.— Gloria 
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• WHOOPEE — United Artists.— Dot 
yoa're ied up on musical comedii - 
"Whoopee" instead. Eddie Cantor pulls a R.ig a min- 
ute. Lavish, all-Technicolor production. 

WIDOW PROM « lilt \<.<>. THE— First Na- 
tional. Alice \\ bite is starred m this conventional 

gangster picture. {Jan.) 

WILD COMPANY Fox.— Another of those wild 
younger generation stories, but Frank AJbertaon sives 

it leal punch. (..I ng.) 

WINGS OF »DV1 Ml RE— Tiffany Productions. 
— Armida saves this far-fetched adventure story' of 
■Ovie perils along the Mexican border. (Oti.) 

amount.— A picture beyond the usual praise. 
You'll have to <■• Commander Byrd drop the Amer- 
ican Sag onto the South 1'ole to appreciate what an 
achievement it is. Wonderful entertainment from 
any standpoint, i.-lug.) 

1 Wkll DON. THE— Richard Talmadae Pro- 
ductions. — Richard Talmadge made it himself and it 
slar> Ins muscles. Western, Very, very mello-drama. 

,OI N<; WOODLEY— British International.— 
A well-made transcription of the stage play about 
adolescent love. English cast. {Dec.) 

ZWEI HERZEN IM 1, TAKT (Two Hearts in 

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charming sound picture yet sent from Germany. 

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"ANYBODY'S GIRL"— Columbia— From the 
stor> by Jo Swerling. Continuity by Jo Swerling. 
Directed by Lionel Barrymore. The cast: Barbara, 
Barbara Stanwyck; Eddie, Monroe Owsley; Carlton. 
Ricardo Cortez; tars. Blanchard. Blanche Friderici; 
Molh: Sally Blane; Eunice. Phyllis Crane; Mrs. Carl- 
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Todd; Yvonne, Peggy Doner. 

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rio by Laurence E. Johnson. Directed by Robert Z. 
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Aubrey Smith; Geoffrey Trent, Ray Milland; Dick 
Berney, Guinn Williams; Doctor MacDonald, David 
Torrence; Mrs. Webb, Doris Lloyd; Bolton, Edgar 
Norton; Maria Credaro, Nena Quartaro; Larkin, 
Halliwell Hobbes; Mrs. Berney, Elizabeth Murray; 
Mr. Cresuell, James Gordon. 

"BLUE ANGEL, THE" — UFA-Par amount.— 
From a novel by Heinrich Mann. Adapted by Robert 
Liebmann. Directed by Josef Von Sternberg. The 
cast: Prof. Immanuel Rath, Emil Jannings; Lola 
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Kent Production. — Screen play by Ida May Park. 
Directed by William O'Connor. The cast: Roxanne 
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Miles Gaynor. Edmund Breese; Beth King. Sheila 
Manners; Barry Gaynor, Donald Reed; Deputy, 
Charles Delaney. 

"CIMARRON"— Radio Pictures.— From the story 
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Tracy Wyalt, Edna Mae Oliver; Mr. Bixby. Frank 
Darien; Isaiah, Eugene Jackson; Ruby Big Elk (eld- 
est). Dolores Brown; Ruby Big Elk (younger), Gloria 
Vonic; Murch Rankin. Otto Hoffman; Gral Gotch, 
William Orlamond ; Louis Venable. Frank Beal; Donna 
Cravat (eldest), Nancy Dover; Donna Cravat (young), 
Helen Parrish; "Cim" (eldest). Donald Dilloway; 
"Cim" (younger). Junior Johnson; "Cim" (youngest), 
Douglas Scott: Yancey Junior, Reginald Streeter; 
Felice Junior, Lois Jane Campbell; Aunt Cassandra, 
Ann Lee; Dabney Venable, Tyrone Brereton; Cousin 
Bella, Lillian Lane; Jouett Goforth, Henry Rocque- 
more; Armin'a Greenwood, Nell Craig; Pat Leary, 
Robert MacKenzie. 

fany-Cruze Productions. — From the play by C. 
Stafford Dickens. Screen play by Gordon Rigby and 
Maude Fulton. Directed by Walter Lang. The cast: 
Prince Alexis. Neil Hamilton; Peter Fedor. Neil Hamil- 
ton; Princess Katerina. Una Merkel; Queen Elinor of 
Serblandt, Helen Ware; Queen Elizabeth. Vera Lewis; 
King Nicholas, Albert Gran; Vellenherg. Lawrence 
Grant; Lydia, Thelma Todd; Masoch. Burr Mcintosh; 
Blondel. Murdock MacQuarrie; Boyer, William von 

"CRIMINAL CODE, THE"— Columbia.— From 
the play by Martin Flavin. Adapted by Fred Niblo, 
Jr. Directed by Howard Hawks. The cast: Warden 
Brady. Walter Huston; Robert Graham. Phillips 
Holmes; Mary Brady. Constance Cummings; Gertrude 
Williams. Mary Doran; Gleason. DeWitt Jennings; 
M Manus, John Sheehan; Galloway, Boris Karloff; 
Fales. Otto Hoffman; Runch. Clark Marshall: Nettle- 
ford, Arthur Hoyt; Katie. Ethel Wales; Dr. Rinewulf, 
Nicholas Soussanin; Spelvin, Paul Porcasi; Detective 
Doran. Janus Guilfoyle; Detective Doherty. Lee Phelps; 
Lew, Hugh Walker; Reporter, Jack Vance. 

"DANCERS. THE"— Fox.— From the play by 
Gerald Du Maurier and Viola Tree. Adapted by 
Edwin Burke. Directed by Chandler Sprague. The 
cast: Diana. Luis Moran; Berwin, Walter Byron; 
Tony, Phillips Holmes; Maxine. Mae Clarke; Archie, 
Tyrrell Davis; Aunt Emily. Mrs. Patrick Campbell. 

"DAWN TRAIL. THE" — Columbia. — From the 
storv by Fori ?t Sheldon. Adapted by John Thomas 
Neville. Directed by Christy Cabanne. The cast: 
Larry, Buck Jones; June, Miriam Seegar; Mart, 

Charles Morton; Denton, Erville Alderson; Amos, 
Ed Le Saint; Skeets, Charles Kins; Cock Eye. Hank; Mac, Vester Pcgg; Steve, Slim Whittaker; 
Charles Brinley; Maria. Inez Gomez; Settler, 
Bob Burns: Henchman. Robert Fleming; Molly, 
Violet Axzelle; Jim Anderson. Buck Conner; Hank. 
Jaak Curtis. 

GOLDWYN. — From the story by Frederick Lonsdale. 
Adapted by Benjamin Glazer. Directed by George 
Fitzmaurice. Tin cast: Willie Leeland. Ronald Col- 
man; Dorothy Hope. Loretta Young; -Susan Leeland. 
Florence Britton; Lord Leeland. Frederick Kerr; Mr. 
Hope. David Torrence: Mrs. Hope, Mary 1- 
Grand Duke Paul. Paul Cavanagh; Arthur Leeland, 
Crawford Kent. 

tures. — From the story by Percival C. Wren. Scena- 
rio by Paul Schofield. Directed by Herbert Brenon. 
The cast: Otis Madison. Lester Vail; John Gesle. 
Ralph Forbes; Ramon. Don Alvarado; Jacob. Otto 
Matiesen; Isobal Brandon. Loretta Young; Mrs. 
Brandon. Irene Rich; Sergeant Frederick. Paul Mi- 
Allister; The Emir, George Rigas; The Angel of Death. 
Leni Stengel; Col. LeBaudy, Hale Hamilton. 

"EX-MISTRESS" — Warners.— From the sce- 
nario by Charles Kenyon. Directed by Rol Del Ruth. 
The cast: Doree Macy. Bebe Daniels; Robert Byrne. 
Ben Lyon; John Thornley, Lewis Stone; Marian 
Moore. Joan Blondell; Consuelo Byrne. Natalie Moor- 
head; Lionel Reich. Albert Gran; Miss Taft, Virginia 
Sale; Mrs. Bennett, Daisy Belmore. 

"FAST AND LOOSE "—Paramount.— From the 
play by David Gray and Avery Hopwood. Scenario 
by Preston Sturges and Doris Anderson. Directed by 
Fred Newmeyer. The cast: Marion Lenox, Miriam 
Hopkins; Henry Morgan. Charles Starrett; Alice 
O'Neil, Carole Lombard; Bertie Lenox, Henry Wad- 
worth; Bronson Lenox, Frank Morgan; Carrie Lenox. 
Winifred Harris; George Grafton. Herbert Yost; Lord 
Rockingham. David Hutcheson; Millie Montgomery, 
Ilka Chase; Judge Summers, Herschel Mayall. 

" FIGHTING CARAVANS "— Par amonut— From 
the story by Zane Grey. Screen play by Edward E. 
Paramore. Jr., Keene Thompson and Agnes Brand 
Leahy. Directed by Otto Brower and David Burton. 
The cast: Clint Beimel. Gary Cooper; Felice. Lily 
Damita; Bill Jackson. Ernest Torrence; Lee Murdock, 
Fred Kohler; Jim Bridger. Tully Marshall; Selh, 
Eugene Pallette; Couch. Roy Stewart; Jane, May 
Boley; Amos, James Farley; Blacksmith, James 
Marcus; Faith, Eve Southern; Gus. Donald Mac- 
Kenzie; Charlie. Sid Savior; Barlow. E. Allyn Warren; 
Jeff Mofftlt. Frank (ampeau; Marshall, Charles 
\\ inninger; Renegade, Frank Hagney. 

"FOR THE LOVE O" LIL" — Columbl\.— From 
the screen play by Dorothy Howell. Adaoted bv 
Bella Cohen. Directed by James Tinling. The cast: 
Wyn Huntley. Jack Mulhall; Sandy Jenkins. Elliott 
Nugent; Lit. Sally Starr; Eleanor Carhvright. Margaret 
Livingston; Mr. Walker. Charles Sellon; Mrs. Walker. 
Julia Swayne Gordon; Edward O. Brooks. Billy Bevan; 
Mrs. Gardner, Claire Du Brey; Chambermaid, Joan 

"FREE LOVE"— Universal.— From the story 
" Half Gods " by Sidney Howard. Adapted by Edwin 
Knopf. Directed by Hohart Henley. The cast: 
Hope Ferrier. Genevieve Tobin; Stephen Ferrier. Con- 
rad Nagel; Rush Bigelow, Monroe Owsley; Helena, 
Bertha Mann; Paulene. Ilka Chase: Judge Sturgis. 
George Irving; Dr. Wolheim. Reginald Pasch; Ada. 
ZaSu Pitts; Dennis, Slim Summerville; Butler, Sidney 

the novel by Elizabeth Madox Roberts. Adapted by 
Charles Brabin and Edith Ellis. Directed by Charles 
Brabin. The cast: Berk Jarvi*. John Mack Brown; 
Diony Hall, Eleanor Boardman: Elvira Jarvis. Lucille 
La Verne; Betty Hall. Anita Louise; Evan Muir. Gavin 
Gordon; Reuben Hall. Guinn Williams; Thomas Hall. 
Russell Simpson: Mistress Hall' Sarah Padden; Sally 
Tolliver, Helen Jerome Eddy. 

"HATE SHIP. THE" — British International. 
— From the story by Bruce Graeme. Scenario by 
Eliot Stannard. Directed by Norman Walker. The 
cast: Vernon Wolfe. Jameson Thomas. Sylvia Paget, 
Jean Colin; Count Boris Ivanoff. Henry Victor; Roger 
Peel. Jack Raine; Captain MacDonnell. Randle Ayr- 
ton; Liselte. Edna Davies; Colonel Paget. Ivo Dawson; 
Countess Olga Karon, Maria Minetti; Arthur Wardell, 
Carl Harbord; Doctor Saunders. Allen Jea>es; Nigel 
Menzyes. Charles Dormer; Rigby, Syd Crossle> ; 
Bullock. Charlie Emerald. 

tures. — From the story by Tim \\ helan. Adapted 
by Tim Whelan and Ralph Spence. Directed bv 
Edward Chile. The cast: Wilbur Boswett, Bert 
Wheeler; Addington Gansy, Rohrt Woolsey; Mary 
Marsh. Dorothy Lee; Mrs. Marsh. Jobyna Howland; 
John BlackveU, Rail' Harold. : The Duke of Winchester . 
Bill Davidson: Duchess Bessie Vauessie, Natalie 
Moorhead: Bell Boy. George Marion. Sr. : House 
Detective, Hugh Herbert; McKay. Stanley Fields. 

"INSPIRATION "—M-G-M— Dialogue by Gene 
Markey. Directed by Clarence Brown. The cast: 
Yvonne, Greta Garbo; Andre. Robert Montgomery; 
Delval. Lewis Stone: Lulu. Marjorie Rambeau; 
Odette. Judith Vosselli; Marthe. Beryl Mercer; 
Coutant. John Miljan; Julian Monlell. Edwin Max- 
well; Vignaud, Oscar Apfel; Madeline, Joan Marsh; 

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Artists. -From the Imund Goulding. 

Additional dialogue by Elsie Janis. Directed by 
Edmund Goulding. The cast; Larry Day, Douglas 

• Benton, Bebe Daniels; Everett Horton ; Jim < ckMulhall; 

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"REDUCING"— M-C-M.— From the story by 
Willard Mack and Beatrice Banyard. Continuity by 
Robert E. Hopkins and Zelda Sears. I 1 
Charles F. Riesner. The cast: Marie Truffle. I 
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"TWO WORLDS" — British Iktbrnaticwal.— 
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"UNDER MONTANA SKIES"— Tiffany |>ro- 
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Kenneth Harlan; Sunshine, slim Sumra 
Dorothy Gulliver; Blondie, N'u.i Marl 
nkins, Harry Todd; Mrs. Jenkins, Ethel Wales; 
Pinky, Lafe McKei ; Blake, Christian J. Frank. 

"WESTWARD BOUND"— Syndicate.— From 
the story by Carl Kruaada. Directed by ll.irr\ W< bo. 
Tin- . Buffalo Hill. Jr.: Marge Halt, 

All- ii. Ray; Frank, Bu 

Ben Corbett; Emma, Fern Bmmett; Jim, Yakima 
Canutl ibert Walker; Die*, Tom London; 

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"YELLOW MASK, THE"— British In 
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■ Wallace. Scenario by Val Valentin) . Di- 
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no money. "The Taming of the Shrew" was 
that much heralded joint production of Mary 
and Doug. That combination in anything 
should have been worth millions. It turned 
out to be worth little. Maybe it was Shakes- 
peare's fault. 

Maybe it was Mary's playing a shrewish wife 
when the public seems to perpetually adore her 
as a child. Only one thing is certain. Even 
though both stars were delightful, it wasn't 
box-office. Maybe "Kiki," Mary's new 
picture, will be. 

"K.TOT that you can say a picture is made or 
•*■ ^ fails because of stars. Fox made a sub- 
marine picture, one of the finest things it has 
everdone. It was virile, dramatic, heroic. Ayear 
or so previous Mr. Ernest Hemingway, a very 
popular writer, had written a most successful 
book called, "Men Without Women." Fox 
figured that as a knockout title. It suited their 

The picture did have some women in it, but 
the main scenes were under sea in a submarine, 
a place where girls rarely go. 

So Fox paid Hemingway five hundred dollars 
to use his title on their picture. And it stopped 
the picture cold. 

In vain was the film advertised as studded 
with fem